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A Boeingarrives 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 coldIn 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 brewingSo 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 If you have found 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 blood Then, boy, do I have the book for you As for me You need rubber gloves to touch this book, it is so gross.This book is so disgusting that I need a bath in bleach right now to clean off the yuckiness in my brai If you have found 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 blood Then, boy, do I have the book for you As for me You need rubber gloves to touch this book, it is so gross.This book is so disgusting that I need a bath in bleach right now to clean off the yuckiness in my brain I need some therapy Maybe something with bunnies and unicorns Ah, that s better.This book reads like a disaster movie where it is following the story of a few different characters as this vampire virus starts spreading It even starts with an airplane that is down It really seemed like something that could easily be adapted to film and might actually be better than the book I know, I know Impossible, right Usually.It also reads like a total guys book Instead of chick lit, it is a bro book There are so many descriptions of things that seem incidental to me, but might interest a guy Especially an engineer Like, when the plane is sitting on the tarmac, we get to learn all about planes, the different models, how the air traffic control system works, and airport protocol When there are bodies in the morg, we get to learn exactly what goes down at an autopsy Waaaaythan I wanted to know And, we get this kind of stuff throughout In the big picture, it didn t really matter what type of plane it was, or how an autopsy is performed, but for some reason, we had pages of this stuff That was where you found me skimming.If I want to learn about airplanes, I ll google it like a sane person.So, our main hero is a guy who works for the CDC and is called in when the airplane of dead things arrives All kinds of weird and creepy shit is happening, and when a strange old man tells him it is vampires, he feels like this is a reasonable explanation.Logic Some peoples don t got it.So, they pick up their next guy to join their superhero vampire killer group an exterminator This brings us the a place where we get to learn everything there is to know about rats FML What s next, grossy mcgrosserson How the sewage system works How sausage is made And, that s really what I kept telling myself Stop reading this book, it is making you miserable But, my OCD made me finish it And, now, I m just relieved it is over Yes, it had an open ending Yes, there areof them But, no Not going there again Imagine that 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 t you 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 stinger sucker 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 bloodsucki Imagine that 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 t you 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 stinger sucker 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 that.Del 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 job.A Boeing 777 lands in New York but most of the passengers are dead Before you 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 apocalypse.The 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 quietly overrun during the initial outbreak It s got a Stephen KingSalem s Lot vibe in those descriptions.However, 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 up 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 episode.So 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 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 trilogy.This 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 about.Then, in its middle third, it starts to wobble a little bit The characters st 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 trilogy.This 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 about.Then, 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 interest.In 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 afterthought.So 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 do.Strangely, 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 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 Brain 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 ma 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 Brain 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 i.e., book packager So why three stars Because I couldn t put the damn thing down Even bought the sequel 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 to 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 THIS.But any book that hooked me this hard deserves at least three stars, so here they are Oy vey