The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan

Posted on 15th March 2011 in Reviews

thefallbookcoverThis is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the strong opener in The Strain trilogy of books written by Hollywood uber-director Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, author of Prince of Thieves (that novel adapted into recently released and highly rated Ben Affleck directed film The Town).

With such a good start to the series it was clear the heavyweight contenders behind its creation are more than appropriately tooled to deliverĀ  the goods, as they did with The Strain. Were they able to continue the strong pace of that horror-cum-apocalyptic entree? Read on to find out (warning: spoilers for The Strain contained in remainder of review, including next paragraph). Click here to read more.. »

The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan

Posted on 27th November 2010 in Reviews

The Strain book coverWhen I first read that Guillermo Del Toro had teamed up with author Chuck Hogan to pen what was to be the first in a trilogy of books dealing with vampires I took note. The main reason being that Del Toro’s vision in the medium of films is persistently captivating; I’ve loved his moodily dark yet visually enchanting themes in movies from The Devil’s Backbone through to Hellboy and its sequel.

I also recall his debut film, Cronos, being one of my favourites of the 90′s, itself dealing in a most unique way with vampire lore. I am glad to say that I’ve not been disappointed with his influence in The Strain. Click here to read more.. »