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The Strain

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Check your brain before jumping in And what s that wormy thing on your arm Seems these days if you want to make a buck 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 So yeah director of mine that claims to turn the concept of the vampire story on to its head So yeah 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 nsatisfying ending Here s the set p after a triple 7 jumbo jet taxis onto a JFK runway it goes mysteriously and completely belly p That s a hook All shades are inexplicably drawn and no one is able to communicate with the pilots or gain entrance to the plane Neat o What gives Once it s pried open like a tin of sardines and the door mysteriously opens they find a whole lot of people restfully peacefully in their seats all dead Oh and a coffin filled with some very nice compost Thankfully a small cast of stereotypes is perceived to still be alive the pilot the rock star the vicious lawyer bitch the cute kid and serve as some of the agents of the book s slow plot progressionWe are left with some intriguing Asylum and Other Stories uestionsWhat s that horrible smell Why were all the shades drawn How did this very modern plane with independent and redundant electrical systems fail all at once Why were there no signs of struggle How did that coffin get through Customs when I have to practically strip naked to get on a plane Well one of theseestions is kind of answered in the rest of the book so I hope you re not a nitpicker like meEnter our good guy a free thinking doctor from the CDC with marriage problems He s not a bad
"fellow you see "
you see just works so hard at his job but BOY does he love his son He could have completed the cliche by being named Jack but instead goes byEphFollowing our intrepid hero throughout the book for no other reason than to provide a romantic interest and a counterpoint to his limp wet dish rag relationship with his ex wife is Nora the Strong Silent Type So silent that she isn t given than two sentences of dialog throughout the entire book despite being nearly inseparable from our protagonist If this trilogy does make it to the theaters as so many speculate I feel for the woman cast in this thankless roleExpanding on our list of characters we have a burly exterminator no really we do and a Holocaust survivor turned avenging vampire slayer Abraham Rambo Setrakian Abe though pushing 80 something according to my calculations is an absolute death dealing merchant in the presence of those pesky vampires His walking stick predictably conceals a silver Ginsu sword which he swings about like Errol freakin Flynn and yells My sword sings silver or something eually silly as he lops heads arms and other vampire appendages free in a furious rage Oh please Abe hints at the end of the book that there s a lot about the vampires that the authors have been keeping him from saying We ll see if that pays off in the future booksSo this whole redefining the genre nonsense You re asking yourself Can this really be true In A Word No As word no As said the vampire genre has petered out significantly The recent publication of The Passage was entertaining and somewhat original but the concept of vampires being created by viruses was plumbed many times before Micheal Romkey s vampire books come to mind Cripes one of them was even called The Vampire Virus The vampire elements could have been assembled from any number of checklists The Strain is purely paint by numbersThe middle of the book is maddeningly repetitive We are Banana Fish, Tome 14 : uickly presented with. Ncípio parece apenasm vírus altamente contagioso revela se Cirsova (Issue uma ameaça aterradora Os vampiros estão de volta e estão sedentos de sangue A epidemia vampírica propaga se ama velocidade vertiginosa e ao cabo de poucos dias invade toda a ilha de Manhattan Mas isto é apenas o começo Porue existe m plano sinistro para conuistar rapi. If you have found yourself reading vampire fiction and thought You know what this needs Vampires rinating and defecating on vampire fiction and thought You know what this needs Vampires rinating and defecating on 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 for youAs for meYou need rubber gloves to touch this book it is so grossThis book is so disgusting that I need a bath in bleach right now to clean off the yuckiness in my brain right now to clean off the yuckiness in my brain need some therapy Maybe something with bunnies and nicorns Ah that s betterThis book reads like a disaster movie where it is following the story of a few different characters as this 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 ship 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 to 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 Diccionario trilingüe Miskitu - Sumu-Mayangna - Español 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 Philip 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 the appropriatenderworld 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 The Very First Christmas Stocking the Gifts of the 7 Coins 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 scholar 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 holdp 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 you will definitely have 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 Twisted (LOST, ue o avião deixou de existir Oe os investigadores encontram lá dentro gela lhes o sangueO e ao pri. A sketch or our next victim in their home arriving home or leaving their home Their routine is interrupted by Something Unusual dirt on the floor a Haitian housekeeper sneaking into a house the shed door being strangely open etc The soon to be victims move forward without a flashlight or lights turned on to investigate nsuccessfully trying to build Pirate Barbarian up some tension in the reader are faced with a turned vampiresually a relative friend or cute kid are are pounced A Fearless Heart : Why Compassion is the Key to Greater Wellbeing upon drained by the vampire s proboscis and pooped andrinated on by the attacker Aaaaand sceneThis is played out so many DAMN times with so many people we don t know or care about it becomes nearly Soap Making Bible unbearable The Strain might refer as much to the effort it takes to make it through these tedious scenes as it does the vampire virusOther parts of the book are meant to inform the reader city rats the inner workings of the CDC the lunar eclipse HA HA It s actually an occultation you fool for example but are sonnecessarily drawn out that they detract from what little story there is As I felt recently with Cherie Priest s Boneshaker book less is often in these cases Lookit me I did my RESEARCHAs for logic problems and plot holes they exist a plenty I won t go into all of them but the biggest to me seem to involve the virus itself If it s a virus why do our vampire buddies reuire an invitation to cross a body of water Is the virus transmitted by vampire blood or by these pesky inchworms Why would silver affect the vampires the way it does What the heck is with the coffin other than it being a carryover from other vampire novels Its purpose is never explained and the reader is left wondering if there is any reason for it at all I also wonder how a Holocaust survivor turned professor turned pawn shop owner an exterminator and a doctor all somehow turn into vampire slaying ninjas in a matter of hours They are slicing dicing kicking flipping and karate chopping the vampires with such ruthless efficiency they emerge from every scuffle without a scratch This not only demolishes the believability of the book but also makes Tewasnya Dewa Iblis Awan Api (Long Hu Men The Next Level 01) us even less interested in each skirmish s outcome We already know they ll be triumphant even if they are pickedp by the head like a basketball with dandruff thrown clear across the room into walls and beset Red Now and Laters upon by legions of strong fast toothy monsters Hell bent to destroy them For all the slapstick violence The Strain could almost have been titled The Three Stooges Meet Dracula save for the lack of humorWe are given glimpses of some of the other six vampire Mafiosos near the end and are led to believe some kind of Vampire War is coming Some kind of truce was formed and 3 Bosses got land over there the other 3 got land over here Our main vampire Boss in this book appears to have gotten the short end of the stick somewhere along the line and has been causing all sorts of ruckus of late because darn it he s had enough and he s not going to take it any With a setp like that the series promises to get a whole lot worse before getting any better And I m just talking about the writing and plot 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 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 it was a disappointment for #me and i won t be reading the #and I won t be reading the books in the trilogyThis 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. Damente todo o planeta Guillermo del Toro visionário realizador e Chuck Hogan escritor premiado conjugam imaginações neste romance arrojado e épico sobre Chance Encounter uma assustadora batalha entre homens e vampirose ameaça toda a Humanidade É o primeiro volume de NodeMCU ESP8266 Communication Methods and Protocols : Programming with Arduino IDE uma empolgante trilogia em extraordinário acontecimento literário internacion. ,