Crap My Friends Make Me Read: The Strain (The Strain Trilogy #1) by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan

In one week, Manhattan will be gone.

In one month, the country. In two months . . . the world.

At New York’s JFK Airport an arriving Boeing 777 taxiing along a runway suddenly stops dead. All the shades have been drawn, all communication channels have mysteriously gone quiet. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of a CDC rapid-response team investigating biological threats, boards the darkened plane . . . and what he finds makes his blood run cold.

A terrifying contagion has come to the unsuspecting city, an unstoppable plague that will spread like an all-consuming wildfire–lethal, merciless, hungry . . . “vampiric.”

And in a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem an aged Holocaust survivor knows that the war he has been dreading his entire life is finally here . . .

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Ahhh, I give up. It’s not that it’s horrible but I just don’t care what happens. So Manhattan and eventually the world is swallowed up by a vampiric pandemic? So what? I just don’t give a hoot.

I was really excited to read this because of Guillermo Del Toro’s name stamped across the top. I love his movies and he thoroughly creeped me out during Mama, but I just didn’t care about his characters and thought his vampires were a little too weird for me. Did anyone think that Blade 2’s vamps were just too weird? Then you’ll think the same of these.

The only character I actually cared about was Abraham, the silver haired vampire hunter that once was in a work camp back in the Holocaust. That said, he still couldn’t even shine bright enough for me to finish it.

And you know my rules, I don’t give a star rating when I don’t finish it. I mean, what if it’s freaking awesome in the end?


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