Review:: The Fall: Book 2 of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

The Fall, the fast-paced sequel to 2009s The Strain(and second in The Strain Trilogy) details the further days of New York City since the vampire infestation. Doctor Ephraim Goodweather is trying to protect his son from his estranged wifewho has been turned.

Setrakian (the pawn broker) and exterminator Fet go into the depths of the sewer and into a meeting with some of the Ancients. At the very darkest hour, humans refuse to give up, mercenaries prowl the daytime streets as a nuclear power plant goes online and the destruction is seen by a single astronaut stuck in outer space.

This series is fantastic, and very filmic! Its a pleasure to read it. There are so many things going on, but each of the characters and storylines are distinct, clear and well-written. The horror elements are haunting and its blended seamlessly with contemporary elements.
I recommend this series to anyone looking for a first class horror/thriller novel. I cant wait for the third and thrilling conclusion to The Strain Trilogy. There are parallels with the Star Wars (original) trilogy, in terms of pacing and dropping huge bombs at the end of the books that leave your stomach churning for more.

I borrowed this book.

The Fall: Book 2 of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
308 pages; William Morris
Hardcover: September 2010 Retail: $26.99

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