It's Monday and I'm Reading The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro

I received The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro (The Strain Trilogy #2) on my birthday. It just sucks to start a series without the first book so I hunted book groups and bought The Strain the first chance I got. The trade paperback and hardbound versions were not released locally. Good luck to me in finding the last book in the trilogy. Sigh.

I'm not a fan of zombies/walking dead/vampires at all; but I am a fan of Guillermo Del Toro. Pan's Labyrinth is one of my all-time favorite movies so I'm excited to read the book. I'm also looking forward to see how the novels compare to the series.

From Goodreads:

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. Ephraim "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.


  1. There's already a TV series based from this book. Also, If you want more apocalyptic novels, you may try Higson novel "The Enemy".

    I'm reading "Ilustrado" written by Miguel Syjuco this week. :)


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