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Feb. 26th, 2009

The Strain The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars

A collaboration by Guillermo Del Toro, best known as director of Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies, and Chuck Hogan makes vampires what they were always meant to be - creepy, nasty and vile. There are no Edwards, Angels or even Lestats or Louis's here. Vampirism is a disease. It is a virus in human form.

The book is fast paced and fun, with moments of genuine creepiness and gore. Some of the "innovations" here I felt were lifted from Blade 2 which Del Toro also directed, but I loved that movie and it didn't take anything away for me.

(This review refers to an advanced readers' copy. The book is due out June 2, 2009.)


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