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The Fall by Guillermo del Toro
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Mar 17, 11

Read in March, 2011

I want to start this review by saying that I love Guillermo del Toro. I'm a HUGE fan of his movies and in that respect, truly the man can do no wrong in my eyes. I also loved The Strain and couldn't wait to read The Fall.
Maybe it was partly my high expectations of this book that made it fall so flat. All the things I loved about The Strain were missing in The Fall. For me, the parts I enjoyed the most about The Strain were the descriptions of the people changing as the vampire 'worms' started to take over. In The Fall, the book takes off pretty much where The Strain finishes, so all of the characters who were ever going to become vampires have already changed. What is left is a small group of people out to save the world.
I struggled to belive how quickly things like power and other infrastructure ended, though other things like trains running, still worked.
But my main complaint about the book was that it kept going back in time to show backstory of Abraham's time in Auschwitz and his involvement with the vampires back then. It just kept interrupting the flow of the book and really did nothing to enhance it. It wasn't until the end of the book that the pace really got going.
Overall, I was dissapointed and it took me a long time to finish. Probably only got the three stars because I still love Guillermo!

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message 1: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Johnson I just got both The Strain and The Fall--how are they?

Marissa Farrar Loved The Strain. The Fall has started a little slow, but I'm confident it will pick up. I am a die-hard Guillermo del Toro fan. The man can do nothing wrong in my eyes! I think I've written a review of The Strain on here...

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