Friday, January 15, 2010

The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1) by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan


I'm quite new the the vampire genre - I haven't even read any Anne Rice - but I've got to say *this* is what a vampire horror should be. Reminiscent of I Am Legend, with the same creepy spook-factor (at least as the movie, I haven't yet read the classic book). I've read quite a lot of Stephen King, but have never been as freaked out reading a book as I was from the very first chapter of The Strain. Something about the way it's told, the suspense is literally the scariest book I've ever read. If you like horror, you *must* read this!

Later edit: I re-read this book when the next two books in the trilogy came out, to refresh my memory. It wasn't as good the second time around, so I would revise my rating to 4/5.

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