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The Strain by Guillermo del Toro
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bookshelves: horror, vampires, trilogy, sci-fi, thriller, read-2014

"Dead Airplane + Solar Eclipse = Not Good"

This thriller of a read begins when an arriving Boeing 777 stops dead in its tracks on the runway with zero communication from within, and continues amidst the darkness of a solar eclipse with a virus from hell and "Thriller"- like zombies threatening to infect you with their disgusting oral stingers at every opportunity.

Book One of this vampiric trilogy is action-packed with convincing characters and an interesting storyline. Definitely recommend if you like this genre, but be forewarned, there are no hunky Twilight-types in this tale, that's for sure.

(This was a last minute pick-up at B/N that I probably would have saved for October had I known how ghoulish the story....you may not want to go down your basement after reading!)

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Reading Progress

August 1, 2014 – Shelved
August 1, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
August 1, 2014 – Shelved as: horror
August 1, 2014 – Shelved as: vampires
August 3, 2014 – Started Reading
August 3, 2014 –
page 146
36.41%
August 4, 2014 –
page 227
56.61% "Eck! Eck! Eck!"
August 5, 2014 –
page 317
79.05%
August 5, 2014 –
page 431
100% "Oh No!"
August 5, 2014 – Shelved as: trilogy
August 5, 2014 – Shelved as: sci-fi
August 5, 2014 – Shelved as: thriller
August 5, 2014 – Finished Reading
August 6, 2014 – Shelved as: read-2014

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