The Strain by Chuck Hogan/Guillermo del Toro – Review (Book)

The Strain is the first book in a long time that I’ve been sold on strictly by the advertising I saw. The poster describing the opening of the book at JFK Airport really got me interested.

The book begins with a plane landing at JFK Airport then shutting down completely on the runway and this is a novel that doesn’t let up from the start.

Upon investigation every passenger is dead with no sign of struggle. Creepy much? 😆

The book follows Dr. Eph Goodweather of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) as he tries to work out what the hell is going on.

Starting initially as a focus on virus/gas attacks, which I found really interesting, The Strain takes a more supernatural turn as things progress and the tension is soon ramped up.

This is a really well written book and while I’m not sure exactly what Guillermo del Toro’s involvement was, The Strain certainly seems ripe for a film version.

This is the first book in a trilogy, with each book being released annually – I can’t wait to read the next one and strongly recommend you pick this one up as it’s a brilliant read.

Rating: 9/10

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  2. […] Fall is the second part of the Strain trilogy and picks up almost immediately where The Strain left […]


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