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The Strain Book One of the Strain Trilogy (Hardcover)

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The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0061558230
ISBN-13: 9780061558238
Sku: 210405350
Publish Date: 6/2/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.75T
Pages:  401
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"Once upon a time," said Abraham Setrakian's grandmother, "there was a giant." (from the first line)
A first installment in a new trilogy co-written by an acclaimed screenwriter and an award-winning author follows an epic struggle for survival between humans and vampires, a tale that is set against a backdrop of the post-World War II era in eastern Europe and America. 250,000 first printing. *Author: Toro, Guillermo Del/ Hogan, Chuck *Series Title: The Strain Trilogy *Publication Date: 2009/06/02 *Number of Pages: 401 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 9.50
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A first installment in a new trilogy co-written by an acclaimed screenwriter and an award-winning author follows an epic struggle for survival between humans and vampires, a tale that is set against a backdrop of the post-World War II era in eastern Europe and America. 250,000 first printing.
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Acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro (PAN'S LABYRINTH) took a break from filmmaking to co-author this novel with mystery writer Chuck Hogan. The first in a planned trilogy, THE STRAIN takes del Toro's normal milieu of horror and adds a procedural, almost clinical twist. A jet has landed at JFK, with most of its passengers dead from a mysterious cause, and CDC star Dr. Ephraim Goodweather is called to the scene to investigate. His findings reveal that it's not an airborne disease or biological weapon at fault; instead vampires have brought their ancient thirst to America's most populous city, where there are buckets of blood and numerous souls to turn. THE STRAIN's breed of vampires isn't the typical Bram Stoker brand, and the legends and folklore have been supplanted by epidemiology and biology to chilling effect.
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Expert Review The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan - Book Review
By: Lisa Damian Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 7/26/2009 5:36 AM
Oscar-winning director of Pan's Labrinth and the Hellboy movies, Guillermo del Toro, has entered the paranormal fiction scene alongside award-winning crime fiction writer Chuck Hogan with a captivating debut novel, The Strain. The first in a trilogy, The Strain, has readers biting nails and reluctant to put the book down straight from the first page. The book opens with a short fairy tale, the first line reading: "Once upon a time," said Abraham Setrakian's grandmother, "there was a giant." ...read the full review

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"THE STRAIN is shamelessly, gleefully cheesy, like one of those sneakily potent cocktails that includes a dash of everything in the bar (and heavy on the grenadine)....THE STRAIN is part THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, part NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and all B-movie, but despite its air of pastiche, it succeeds on the force of sheer enthusiasm." - Laura Miller 06/02/0009

"[A] visceral page-turner that reimagines vampirism...." - Mae Anderson 06/02/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0401
Product attributePublisher:   William Morrow & Company
Product attributeSeries Part:   01
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