Sunday, May 23, 2010

Book Review: The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

The Strain - By Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

What would it be like if vampires were running around in modern society? What would society do? Would the general public even know what was happening?
This book presents a new take on the vampire genre. Sure, lots of the classic stuff is there: drinking blood, immortality and practically invincible. But this book delves more into what creates a vampire.
The first in a trilogy, The Strain is well written and captivating. I'm not often so drawn into a book that I can't put it down, but with this book, I started and just couldn't stop.
Not sure you want to give vampires a chance in this age of "Twilight"? Just give this book a shot, and you'll see it's not the same. The story is much darker, and definitely aimed at a more grownup crowd.
Unfortunately, the 2nd book doesn't come out for several more months, so you'll be stuck waiting. Impatiently, if you're like me. In the meantime, check out The Strain, I highly recommend it!

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