The Strain TV Tie-In Edition

Mass Market Paperback | June 24, 2014

byGuillermo Del Toro

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An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain—the basis for the FX series and the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood’s most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer.

Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning author Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. Brilliant, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmarish thriller of the first order.

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An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain—the basis for the FX series and the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood’s most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer.Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellb...

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In one week, Manhattan will be gone.In one month, the country. In two months . . . the world.At New York's JFK Airport an arriving Boeing 777 taxiing along a runway suddenly stops dead. All the shades have been drawn, all communication channels have mysteriously gone quiet. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of a CDC rapid-response team investi...

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro is the director of the filmsCronos,Mimic,The Devil's Backbone,Blade II,Hellboy I,Hellboy II, andPan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards.Nacido y criado en Guadalajara, México, Guillermo del Toro ha dirigido muchas películas exitosas,...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1.37 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062344617

ISBN - 13:9780062344618

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from don't expect any love or romance here...no twilight or anne rice here! is a bit of a slow mover due to all the details and different character's POV. picked it up finally because the show is coming out. reads like a simpler version of stephen king. lot's of detail to grab the reader into this world. really interesting and strong characters- protagonist CDC dr. eph goodweather and his scobey gang, which consists of former and possible future reignited love dr. nora martinez, the ex nazi prisoner who is the only one that knows what is happening abraham setrakaian and vermin exterminator vasiliy fret. all team up to find and destroy "the master" the bringer of death and the ultimately "first vampire". as they learn more about what is going on with this mysterious "outbreak" we the reader also get the back story about how long "the master" has been around. we also learn humans are working with the master to complete his ultimate domination of the world. so the usual plot with a small group of people facing against the whole planet, one super villain and his minions. i liked this book, because the authors give us a up close look on what is like to be "infected and turned". most books just describe it from a 2nd point of view, but never a 1st point. it's also a mystery- what is going to happen, what else is going to die, will "the master" and his minions succeed and does the whole world become infected? it's a interesting read about a different vampire domination series. definitely not your twilight or anne rice plots. already started the second and anticipating what else will unfold.
Date published: 2014-09-04

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