Chuck Hogan





Chuck Hogan

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Chuck Hogan is an American author. His story "Two Thousand Volts" appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories 2009. He is the co-author of The Strain Trilogy with Guillermo del Toro. His 2004 novel Prince of Thieves was adapted to film as the Ben Affleck directed The Town in 2010.


Average rating: 3.74 · 92,014 ratings · 8,865 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
Prince of Thieves
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 3,321 ratings — published 2004 — 38 editions
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Devils in Exile
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 722 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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The Killing Moon
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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The Standoff
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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The Blood Artists
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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The Strain (The Strain Tril...
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“The Tomorrow Man theory. It’s pretty basic. Today, right here, you are who you are. Tomorrow, you will be who you will be. Each and every night, we lie down to die, and each morning we arise, reborn. Now, those who are in good spirits, with strong mental health, they look out for their Tomorrow Man. They eat right today, they drink right today, they go to sleep early today–all so that Tomorrow Man, when he awakes in his bed reborn as Today Man, thanks Yesterday Man. He looks upon him fondly as a child might a good parent. He knows that someone–himself–was looking out for him. He feels cared for, and respected. Loved, in a word. And now he has a legacy to pass on to his subsequent selves…. But those who are in a bad way, with poor mental health, they constantly leave these messes for Tomorrow Man to clean up. They eat whatever the hell they want, drink like the night will never end, and then fall asleep to forget. They don’t respect Tomorrow Man because they don’t think through the fact that Tomorrow Man will be them. So then they wake up, new Today Man, groaning at the disrespect Yesterday Man showed them. Wondering why does that guy–myself–keep punishing me? But they never learn and instead come to settle for that behavior, eventually learning to ask and expect nothing of themselves. They pass along these same bad habits tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, and it becomes psychologically genetic, like a curse. Looking at you now, Maven, I can see exactly where you fall on this spectrum. You are a man constantly trying to fix today what Yesterday Man did to you. You make up your bed, you clean those dirty dishes from the night before, and pledge not to start drinking until six, thinking that’s the way to keep an even keel. But in reality you’re always playing catch-up. I know this because I’ve been there. The thing is–you can’t fix the mistakes of Yesterday. Yesterday Man is dead, he’s gone forever, and blame and atonement aren’t worth a damn. What you can do is help yourself today. Eat a vegetable. Read a book. Cut that hair of yours. Leave Tomorrow Man something more than a headache and a jam-packed colon. Do for Tomorrow Man what you would have wanted Yesterday Man to do for you.”
Chuck Hogan

“Nothing can unman you like an un-man.”
Chuck Hogan, The Strain

“Sometimes the most difficult decision is to not martyr yourself for someone, but instead to choose to live for them. Because of them.”
Chuck Hogan

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