06-02-2009 09:15 AM #1
The Strain Novel By Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
Who wants to read this? I'm not the reader type, but considering Guillermo Del Toro co-wrote it... I'm buying it today!!!
The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.
They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come.
In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country.
In two months—the world.Publishers Weekly
Director Del Toro (who won an Oscar for Pan's Labyrinth) makes a dramatic splash in his fiction debut, the first volume in a vampires vs. humanity trilogy, coauthored with Hogan (Prince of Thieves). Just as a jumbo jet on a flight from Germany to New York is touching down at JFK, something goes terribly wrong. When Ephraim Goodweather, of the Centers for Disease Control, investigates the darkened plane, he finds all but four passengers and crew dead, drained of blood. Despite Goodweather's efforts to keep the survivors segregated, they get discharged into the general population. Soon after, the corpses of the tragedy's victims disappear. The epidemiologist begins to credit the wild stories of Abraham Setrakian, an elderly pawnbroker who's the book's Van Helsing figure, and concludes that a master vampire has arrived in the U.S. The authors maintain the suspense and tension throughout in a tour de force reminiscent of Whitley Strieber's early work.
Last edited by Blu-Bliss; 06-02-2009 at 09:36 AM.
06-02-2009 12:14 PM #2
Shit, I had no idea this even existed.
Gotta check it out!
06-02-2009 02:53 PM #3
Fuck it, I pulled the trigger on this one.
I'll be getting it on Thursday, hopefully will wrap it then as well.
06-02-2009 04:50 PM #4
I got it today from B&N!...will start reading it on my way home from work. Can't go wrong with Guillermo man!! This guy has some vision!
06-02-2009 05:09 PM #5
i saw this today on deep discount, i'll probably go pick it up on thursday from books a million
06-03-2009 03:40 PM #6
Just got my copy from Amazon, they overnighted for free via PRIME.
I'll probably knock it out before the day is over.
06-03-2009 03:50 PM #7
Well at the very least I've been convinced to join Amazon Prime... I made the choice not to long ago since I used to never buy from amazon except for once in a blue moon. Home theater altered that big time, no clue why I didn't subscribe sooner, I'd be getting Star Trek a lot sooner Thanks Cheez for mentioning prime and inadvertantly getting me to join
As for the book it's self, anyone know what it's supposed to be about? What kind of story is it? Might be interested...Toshiba 55" 55HT1U LCD (1080p@24fps) w/Tivo HD, Harmony 880
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06-03-2009 04:22 PM #8
06-04-2009 03:25 PM #9
so how is this cheez? i picked it up on my lunch break so i'll probably get into it tonight
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