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In and the nagging irrational Ex Wife because Ex Wives must never be charming and smart mother of The Wesley Crusher son of The Brain The whole book reads as though somebody figured out how to do Novel By Numbers and made a bestseller out of it Wait That s probably exactly what happened ie #BOOK PACKAGERSO WHY THREE STARS BECAUSE I COULDN T #packagerSo why three stars Because I couldn t the damn thing down Even bought the seuel and devoured it too how bizarre is that It s terrible but riveting The fresh take on vampirism which I didn t think I "would care about because I DON T LIKE VAMPIRE NOVELS was enough " care about because I DON T LIKE VAMPIRE NOVELS was enough keep me reading despite the wooden characterization and leaden prose And then somehow I started liking the damn thing I never liked the good guys kept hoping for them to die but the villains were so much worse that I kept hoping for them to die first Eventually I was just reading to enjoy every single character s death I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THISBut any book that hooked me this hard deserves at least three stars so here they are Oy vey This is a striking example of what is officially called literatherapy So tired from finals finishing a semester long draft ending with 322 pages plus a non fiction piece PLUS grading This is sooo irrelevant but a good assessment of this reviewer s desperate mindset whilst reading the novel I REALLY had to do something about the overstimulated brain to lull my senses significantly and inspire me to finally do something to chillax so I got this from the library deciding that del Toro seems to be one of the few to have something both legitimately novel and ancient to say about my favorite all time genre that is to say HorrorBut the cliches pile up like bodies this is what I mean by literotherapy They are so irresistibly recognizable the NYC backdrop WTC site to be exact the creatures from the night being tied to one main baddie a father and son finally getting close by slayingmutilating vampires as to be the euivalent of McDonalds chicken nuggets the bright day after an enormous all night fiesta There is nothing out of this world here it is a so so mix between del Toro s Mimic that crap movie I Am Legend ou can practically tell where all the CGI in the movie version of the novel will be found at the creatures tongues are than ready and rendered in 3D at this point I was disappointed that there is nothing new to inform on the genre But it is not easy to contribute to it at all The familiarity of it just wrapped me up like one large fuzzy blanket This just isn t very good After a promising and creepy opening it devolves into repetitive ridiculousness The writing is also just not good and sometimes laughable providing such gems as thisEph too had been turned Not from human to vampire but from healer to slayerI did somehow finish it My wife did not I m sure del Toro will eventually make a movie out of this and it will be one of the rare occasions that the movie is better than the book 60 stars this one may make it onto my All Time Favorite list This is instantly on my list of the top five Vampire stories I have ever read or in this case read and also listened to on audiobook I am not a vampire book reader in general meaning I do not buy every new vampire story that comes out I do read a lot of SFFantasyHorror and so I do come across them on a fairly typical basis For me what makes a great vampire novel is when Starman The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin you can create a completely original or mostly original take on the very well known Vampire mythos Examples of well done original vampire stories IMHO include 1 Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons 2Agyar by Steven Brust and 3 the Lestat novels by Anne Ricees these have been much imitated since they first came out and are likely responsible for the myriad of vampire novels out today but at the time they were ground breaking and created a whole new Vampire Mythos The Strain adds to this legacy by handling the vampire mythos in a very effective way In addition to making the vampires completely alien and scary ie no pretty people biting pretty people the book is structured in a very clinical CSI type fashion which I thought was very well done Another very interesting and original aspect of the book is the way it explores the struggle of the newly infected in coping with what they are becoming and the danger they pose to their friends and family Very well done Highly recommended. Damente todo o planeta Guillermo del Toro visionário realizador e Chuck Hogan escritor premiado conjugam imaginações neste romance arrojado e épico sobre uma assustadora batalha entre homens e vampiros ue ameaça toda a Humanidade É o primeiro volume de uma empolgante trilogia e um extraordinário acontecimento literário internacion. ,
The appropriate underworld of the New York infrastructure and counterpoint a bit with the skyscraper home of a prime baddie A solar eclipse is imminent actually the next one in NYC is not until 2079 and some people ascribe the extant madness to that event There are plenty of nifty visuals here to be expected given that one author is such a master of visual mediaDavid Bradley as Abraham Selvakian from The Mental AtticOur Van Helsing is Abraham SELVAKIAN AN OLD PAWNBROKER AND TALMUDIC an old pawnbroker and Talmudic The authors go a bit overboard with some of their naming Our CDC hero is Ephrain Goodweather ReallyCorey Stoll at Ephrain Goodweather From IGNI enjoyed the vampire mechanism explanation but I felt a strong compulsion not to look too closely I expect it would not hold up to any but the most cursory inspection And how did all the passengers on that plane suffer the same fate at the same time Surely someone saw someone else being harmed and left his or her seat at the very least the Master from The Strain WikiaThe TV show from which the above images were all taken is fun as is the book but for both book and show Caveman Alien's Ransom: A SciFi BBW/Alien Fated Mates Romance (Caveman Aliens Book 1) you will definitely have to checkour brain before jumping in And what s that wormy thing on Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC your arm Ifou have found Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou yourself reading vampire fiction and thought You know what this needs Vampires urinating and defecating on their victims Also tongues that shoot out of their necks with stingers on the end And make sure that they have worms crawling out of their milky white bloodThen boy do I have the book forouAs for meYou need rubber gloves to touch this book it is so grossThis book is so disgusting that Imagine that The Summer I Wasn't Me you re reading one of those Twilight books as Edward is whispering chaste sweet nothings into Bella s ear and it was oh so romantic and couldn tou just die OMG OMG OMG Suddenly Edward s head flips back and his throat opens up like he just became a Pez dispenser A six foot stingersucker thing flies out and it zaps that silly girl right in a major artery and drains her dry in about twenty seconds while parasitic worms take over her corpse and turn her into a mindless bloodsucking meatbag And that is why Guillermo Del Toro will never direct one of the Twilight movies Too bad because I d pay good money to see thatDel Toro who directed several horror movies as well as the critically acclaimed but extremely gruesome Pan s Labyrinth apparently was tired of the vampires being castrated by hordes of adoring teenage girls and set out to make them monsters again And he does a pretty good jobA Boeing 777 lands in New York but most of the passengers are dead Before ou can say Bela Lugosi a CDC doctor is getting lessons from a Van Helsing wannabe named Setrakian on the best way to deal with the vamps which are essentially a parasitic virus run amok with a Master bloodsucker as the main villain pulling the strings to launch a full scale vampire apocalypseThe book had a fresh take on the vampire story and Del Toro and co author Chuck Hogan do a good job of mixing some Old World vampire mysticism with 21st century science and tech Especially creepy is the way that Manhattan is soon being uietly overrun during the initial outbreak It s got a Stephen King Salem s Lot vibe in those descriptionsHowever Del Toro borrowed liberally from some of his movies most noticeably Mimic and Blade II The characters are B movie thin especially the hero who is also saddled with a bad sub plot of a custody fight for his son His ex wife and the social service worker can t understand why a potential #viral outbreak might cause a CDC doctor to have to reschedule an appointment or two The opening set #outbreak might cause a CDC doctor to have to reschedule an appointment or two The opening set with a plane load of dead passengers has been used twice before that I know of in Nelson DeMille s The Lion s Game and Fringe in its pilot episodeSo the story seemed overly familiar in a lot of ways and the writing isn t especially great but it s got a lot of momentum and is loaded with enough gore and ultra violence to make vampires nasty again It s the first in a trilogy and it was enough fun that I ll be checking out the next two This is a terrible book Nearly all of the characters were caricatures straight out of Central Casting or TV Tropes We had the Wise Old Guy the Street Smart Shitkicker The Brain and The Chick Oh and speaking of The Chick there were two the love interest of the Bra. Ncípio parece apenas um vírus altamente contagioso revela se uma ameaça aterradora Os vampiros estão de volta e estão sedentos de sangue A epidemia vampírica propaga se a uma velocidade vertiginosa e ao cabo de poucos dias invade toda a ilha de Manhattan Mas isto é apenas o começo Porue existe um plano sinistro para conuistar rapi. What if vampires were real ancient and spread their vampirism like a virus That s the central premise of The Strain and I was on board from the first page Ultimately it was a disappointment for me and I won t be reading the other books in the trilogyThis book starts out with so much promise It s a taught intense compelling thriller that gradually introduces compelling characters that it s easy to care aboutThen in its middle third it starts to wobble a little bit The characters start doing things that don t make sense based on what we know about them but because the slightly too convenient plot demands it There were still enough interesting bits to keep me reading but just past the halfway mark I started to lose interestIn the final third it completely collapses under the weight of lazy hacky writing that moves from one set piece to the next sloppily throwing in brief and unsatisfying character moments as an afterthoughtSo I m of two minds on this one everything I stated above The other maybe I could have just suspended my disbelief and enjoyed the ride which I suspect a lot of readers are able to doStrangely I expect that a lot of what didn t work for me in this book will actually play out fairly well on the television series that starts in July and I m interested to see how they will handle it It was alright I kinda got lost Zero stars for the dogs And the milky stuff ewwwww I hate milk and this made me want to gag I still have to fight gagging when watching the first Alien for the millionth time Happy Halloween Mel Seems these days if ou want to make a buck Tales from a Pilots Logbook you gotta write a vampire story Don t get me wrong I ve enjoyed many vampire books out there but think the sub genre has all but been bled dry So along comes a book co authored by visionary Guillermo Del Toro a favorite movie director of mine that claims to turn the concept of the vampire story on to its head Soeah I had high hopes for the book It s too bad that after the promising first few chapters it simulated the experience of watching a bad TV mini series with a blindfold on complete with cliche characters anti climactic and wholly ridiculous action scenes and a very predictable and unsatisfying ending Here s the set up after a triple 7 jumbo jet taxis onto a JFK runway it This is the first of a planned trilogy The director of Pan s Labyrinth and an award winning mystery author brings their vision to the vampire tale Del Toro and friend from Geek Nation The Strain is a fast entertaining read with a twist to the rationale for vampirism that is fun if a bit derivative In fact a lot of this book is derivative cobbling together elements from a host of books and films There is a scene that is reminiscent of the haunted ship seuence in Dracula In the original a ship that is #carrying Dracula s coffin home soil and Drac himself makes it to its destination but the #Dracula s coffin home soil and Drac himself makes it to its destination but the is completely depopulated In this one an airplane manages to land but all the passengers succumb to an instantaneous malady that appears to kill all but four of the people aboard Fans of Alien will recognize a smile at how these vamps bite their prey The subcutaneous "Suigglies That Appear Here Will Be Familiar " that appear here will be familiar anyone with the SyFy channel in their cable package The New York setting brings together hints of 911 with the sort of I Am Legend scenario of one or a few real humans holding off the vampiric hordes There is a strong element of 24 Days here as well How long will it be before the entire city and then the nation is overtaken by the bloodsuckers And the vamps here seem to share considerable DNA with zombies There is a hint of Underworld and even Anne Rice in that there is mention of battles between factions of the undead No doubt fodder for volumes 2 and 3While I found the freuent homages they are homages right not crass copying to prior works tiresome after the first batch I enjoyed some of the mechanisms presented as ways of dispatching the blood hungry and the added nuance to how mirrors work And the name Eldritch Palmer summons not only Lovecraft but And the name Eldritch Palmer summons not only Lovecraft but K Dick s The Three Stigmata of Palmer EldritchJonathan Hyde as Eldritch Palmer from MashablecomdelToro and Hogan have fun with darkness from the dark cave that first takes the evil giant Sardu to the darkness of the death plane to the darkness of the solar eclipse They head to. Um Boeing 777 proveniente de Berlim aterra no aeroporto JFK e de repente pára na pista As janelas estão fechadas As luzes estão apagadas Ninguém responde às chamadas da torre de controlo Nenhum passageiro atende o telemóvel Parece ue o avião deixou de existir O ue os investigadores encontram lá dentro gela lhes o sangueO ue ao pri.

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