Monday, June 1, 2009

Loving True Blood in Dallas book suggestion: The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan

The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan (Morrow Hardcover)

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.
A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.
In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . . So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city--a city that includes his wife and son--before it is too late.

You an read chapter one and watch a video interview with del Toro here on Amazon

The book comes out tomorrow pre-order here.

Review from Newsweek HERE


Ana said...

It appeared funny to me how the first episode of Fringe was exactly like Guillermo's book start too... But few days ago I read somewhere that he wasn't doing these trilogy but a TV series with Fox (Fringe), but left the project when they wanted to change his idea about vampires...

So maybe it's coincidence, but appears to me like Fox stole some ideas from Guillermo...

Anonymous said...

I just found out about this yesterday afternoon and posted about it too. I can't wait to get my hand on these. I'm a *HUGE* Del Toro fanatic. :D