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The Strain by Gillermo Del Toro

I read this series and can't wait to see how the tv series plays out. Anyone else a sci fi nut and read these books?


Alwlays interested in widening my reading... Can you tell us a bit about the books please d3bbi3?


It's a vampire story but with a difference and no teenage romance. No offence to Twilight but I am not the target audience since I'm in my early 40's and a sci fi and horror fan who doesn't enjoy watching vampires and werewolves ogling each other and trying to fight undying love for a human.

The difference in these vampires is what they are infected with. Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan have done a stellar job writing this series and I really hope that the tv series can do them justice.

So if you're not a vampire fan I get that but if you are and are sick of the same old same old vampires suck, drain human blah blah blah then read the books and let me know what you think. It's totally different and a real page turner right till the end of the series.

With Guillermo Del Toro at the helm (he also did Hell Boy) then hopefully the tv series will be awesome too. :)

The release date for The Strain at this point is late June but if you google it you can find some of the pre release photos, actors and the trailer.

Imdb has a lot more information and updates but I didn't know if it was ok to put a link up here or not.


Are the books any good? Always thought about reading them.


I thought the books were great. I have read many vampire books in the years. (No offense but I couldn't stomach the Twilight ones but I wasn't their target audience.) Such as Anne Rices Vampire books, Stephen King, Bram Stoker etc I've even penned a couple of vampire stories for friends to read and enjoy.

I read the Strain series with a bit of an attitude. I was expecting same old same old stuff but no! The vampires are different from the usual we usually get served. I was impressed. The books are very well written, the characters are gritty, interesting and not the usual beautiful damsel who has to be rescued and sucks at fighting and getting the tough stuff done.

They were real page turners and I love them and was sad when I finished them.

I hope I do the books justice and no one reads them and has no idea what I was raving about. :)

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