The Strain (Hardcover)

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June 2009 Indie Next List


“The Strain begins with a newly landed plane stopping dead on the runway. When the rescue crews arrive, they discover that all the passengers and crew are dead in their seats, with their necks cut and their bodies devoid of blood. This utterly original novel is absolutely fantastic and like no vampire novel I've read. You will love it!”
— Jon Tobin, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI

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A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying. San Francisco Chronicle

Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead. Salon.com

Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films The Strain brings out the best of each. Minneapolis Star Tribune

An epic battle for survival begins between man and vampire in The Strain the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy from one of Hollywood's most inventive storytellers and a critically acclaimed thriller writer. Guillermo del Toro, the genius director of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, and Hammett Award-winning author Chuck Hogan have joined forces to boldly reinvent the vampire novel. Brilliant, blood-chilling, and unputdownable, The Strain is a nightmare of the first order.

Praise For…


“[One of] the most original and powerful filmmakers working today.”
-The Hollywood Reporter

“His distinctive creatures and otherwordly parables use the realms of fantasy to explore fundamental human issues such as love, alienation, weakness and, of course, fear… [He is] a master of monsters.”
-USA Today

“A cinematic magician who has never lost his childlike sense of wonder.”
-Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh in Associated Press

“[An] amazing writer and director. . . . Pan’s Labyrinth places Mr. del Toro in the first rank of world filmmakers.”
-New York Times

“He elevated gothic horror to art. . . . Bilingual, bicultural, multigenre, he has a voice that feels both fresh and ancient.”
-Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061558238
ISBN-10: 0061558230
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2009
Pages: 401
Language: English
Series: Strain Trilogy