09 August 2010

The Fall; Guillermo del Toro

The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another vampire trilogy, this time positing that the cause is a blood worm parasite... I didn't read the first book, and I'm not sure I'll read the third, but this is a series meant for boy readers, filled with End of Days-type fighting and terror.

This wasn't a bad take on the genre, except that I often got the feeling that the book was essentially a film script turned into a book, not implausible given that the authors are both directors. At times there was too much scene-setting (did we really need a paragraph or so on Sotheby's or Penn Station?) and at times too little. The location of the new OEM is given as Brooklyn, which is true, but taking the LIE to get there and passing "empty mall parking lots" is simply, well, wrong.

ARC provided by publisher.

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