KINDLE [The Strain]

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  • The Strain
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Portuguese
  • 24 July 2020
  • 9789896720001

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SUMMARY The Strain ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ncípio parece apenas um vírus altamente contagioso revela se uma ameaça aterradora Os vampiros estão de volta e estão sedentos de sangue A epidemia vampírica propaga se a uma velocidade vertiginosa e ao cabo de poucos dias invade toda a ilha de Manhattan Mas isto é apenas o começo Porue existe um plano sinistro para conuistar rapi. Seems these days if you want to make a buck you gotta write a vampire story Don t get me wrong I ve enjoyed many vampire books out there but think the sub genre has all but been bled dry So along comes a book co authored by visionary Guillermo Del Toro a favorite movie director of mine that claims to turn the concept of the vampire story on to its head So yeah I had high hopes for the book It s too bad that after the promising first few chapters it simulated the experience of watching a bad TV mini series with a blindfold on complete with cliche characters anti climactic and wholly ridiculous action scenes and a very predictable and unsatisfying ending Here s the set up after a triple 7 jumbo jet taxis onto a JFK runway it goes mysteriously and completely belly up That s a hook All shades are inexplicably drawn and no one is able to communicate with the pilots or gain entrance to the plane Neat o What gives Once it s pried open like a tin of sardines and the door mysteriously opens they find a whole lot of people restfully peacefully in their seats all dead Oh and a coffin filled with some very nice compost Thankfully a small cast of stereotypes is perceived to still be alive the pilot the rock star the vicious lawyer bitch the cute kid and serve as some of the agents of the book s slow plot progressionWe are left with some intriguing uestionsWhat s that horrible smell Why were all the shades drawn How did this very modern plane with independent and redundant electrical systems fail all at once Why were there no signs of struggle How did that coffin get through Customs when I have to practically strip naked to get on a plane Well one of these uestions is kind of answered in the rest of the book so I hope you re not a nitpicker like meEnter our good guy a free thinking doctor from the CDC with marriage problems He s not a bad fellow you see he just works so hard at his job but BOY does he love his son He could have completed the cliche by being named Jack but instead goes byEphFollowing our intrepid hero throughout the book for no other reason than to provide a romantic interest and a counterpoint to his limp wet dish rag relationship with his ex wife is Nora the Strong Silent Type So silent that she isn t given than two sentences of dialog throughout the entire book despite being nearly inseparable from our protagonist If this trilogy does make it to the theaters as so many speculate I feel for the woman cast in this thankless roleExpanding on our list of characters we have a burly exterminator no really we do and a Holocaust survivor turned avenging vampire slayer Abraham Rambo Setrakian Abe though pushing 80 something according to my calculations is an absolute death dealing merchant in the presence of those pesky vampires His walking stick predictably conceals a silver Ginsu sword which he swings about like Errol freakin Flynn and yells My sword sings silver or something eually silly as he lops heads arms and other vampire appendages free in a furious rage Oh please Abe hints at the end of the book that there s a lot about the vampires that the authors have been keeping him from saying We ll see if that pays off in the future booksSo this whole redefining the genre nonsense You re asking yourself Can this really be true In a word no As I said the vampire genre has petered out significantly The recent publication of The Passage was entertaining and somewhat original but the concept of vampires being created by viruses was plumbed many times before Micheal Romkey s vampire books come to mind Cripes one of them was even called The Vampire Virus The vampire elements could have been assembled from any number of checklists The Strain is purely paint by numbersThe middle of the book is maddeningly repetitive We are uickly presented with a sketch or our next victim in their home arriving home or leaving their home Their routine is interrupted by Something Unusual dirt on the floor a Haitian housekeeper sneaking into a house the shed door being strangely open etc The soon to be victims move forward without a flashlight or lights turned on to investigate unsuccessfully trying to build up some tension in the reader are faced with a turned vampire usually a relative friend or cute kid are are pounced upon drained by the vampire s proboscis and pooped and urinated on by the attacker Aaaaand sceneThis is played out so many DAMN times with so many people we don t know or care about it becomes nearly unbearable The Strain might refer as much to the effort it takes to make it through these tedious scenes as it does the vampire virusOther parts of the book are meant to inform the reader city rats the inner workings of the CDC the lunar eclipse HA HA It s actually an occultation you fool for example but are so unnecessarily drawn out that they detract from what little story there is As I felt recently with Cherie Priest s Boneshaker book less is often in these cases Lookit me I did my RESEARCHAs for logic problems and plot holes they exist a plenty I won t go into all of them but the biggest to me seem to involve the virus itself If it s a virus why do our vampire buddies reuire an invitation to cross a body of water Is the virus transmitted by vampire blood or by these pesky inchworms Why would silver affect the vampires the way it does What the heck is with the coffin other than it being a carryover from other vampire novels Its purpose is never explained and the reader is left wondering if there is any reason for it at all I also wonder how a Holocaust survivor turned professor turned pawn shop owner an exterminator and a doctor all somehow turn into vampire slaying ninjas in a matter of hours They are slicing dicing kicking flipping and karate chopping the vampires with such ruthless efficiency they emerge from every scuffle without a scratch This not only demolishes the believability of the book but also makes us even less interested in each skirmish s outcome We already know they ll be triumphant even if they are picked up by the head like a basketball with dandruff thrown clear across the room into walls and beset upon by legions of strong fast toothy monsters Hell bent to destroy them For all the slapstick violence The Strain could almost have been titled The Three Stooges Meet Dracula save for the lack of humorWe are given glimpses of some of the other six vampire Mafiosos near the end and are led to believe some kind of Vampire War is coming Some kind of truce was formed and 3 Bosses got land over there the other 3 got land over here Our main vampire Boss in this book appears to have gotten the short end of the stick somewhere along the line and has been causing all sorts of ruckus of late because darn it he s had enough and he s not going to take it any With a set up like that the series promises to get a whole lot worse before getting any better And I m just talking about the writing and plot Facts of Life Stories parece apenas um vírus altamente 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SUMMARY The Strain ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Um Boeing 777 proveniente de Berlim aterra no aeroporto JFK e de repente pára na pista As janelas estão fechadas As luzes estão apagadas Ninguém responde às chamadas da torre de controlo Nenhum passageiro atende o telemóvel Parece ue o avião deixou de existir O ue os investigadores encontram lá dentro gela lhes o sangueO ue ao pri. Imagine that you re reading one of those Twilight books as Edward is whispering chaste sweet nothings into Bella s ear and it was oh so romantic and couldn t you just die OMG OMG OMG Suddenly Edward s head flips back and his throat opens up like he just became a Pez dispenser A six foot stingersucker thing flies out and it zaps that silly girl right in a major artery and drains her dry in about twenty seconds while parasitic worms take over her corpse and turn her into a mindless bloodsucking meatbag And that is why Guillermo Del Toro will never direct one of the Twilight movies Too bad because I d pay good money to see thatDel Toro who directed several horror movies as well as the critically acclaimed but extremely gruesome Pan s Labyrinth apparently was tired of the vampires being castrated by hordes of adoring teenage girls and set out to make them monsters again And he does a pretty good jobA Boeing 777 lands in New York but most of the passengers are dead Before you can say Bela Lugosi a CDC doctor is getting lessons from a Van Helsing wannabe named Setrakian on the best way to deal with the vamps which are essentially a parasitic virus run amok with a Master bloodsucker as the main villain pulling the strings to launch a full scale vampire apocalypseThe book had a fresh take on the vampire story and Del Toro and co author Chuck Hogan do a good job of mixing some Old World vampire mysticism with 21st century science and tech Especially creepy is the way that Manhattan is soon being uietly overrun during the initial outbreak It s got a Stephen King Salem s Lot vibe in those descriptionsHowever Del Toro borrowed liberally from some of his movies most noticeably Mimic and Blade II The characters are B movie thin especially the hero who is also saddled with a bad sub plot of a custody fight for his son His ex wife and the social service worker can t understand why a potential viral outbreak might cause a CDC doctor to have to reschedule an appointment or two The opening set up with a plane load of dead passengers has been used twice before that I know of in Nelson DeMille s The Lion s Game and Fringe in its pilot episodeSo the story seemed overly familiar in a lot of ways and the writing isn t especially great but it s got a lot of momentum and is loaded with enough gore and ultra violence to make vampires nasty again It s the first in a trilogy and it was enough fun that I ll be checking out the next two Children of Wrath proveniente de Berlim aterra no aeroporto JFK e de repente Lukes Cut Hells Eight #8 pára na The Liberation of Sita pista As janelas estão fechadas As luzes estão apagadas Ninguém responde às chamadas da torre de controlo Nenhum The Adventures of Tom SawyerAdventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Prince and the Pauper passageiro atende o telemóvel Parece ue o avião deixou de existir O ue os investigadores encontram lá dentro gela lhes o sangueO ue ao Le Dernier des Justes pri. 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SUMMARY The Strain ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Damente todo o planeta Guillermo del Toro visionário realizador e Chuck Hogan escritor premiado conjugam imaginações neste romance arrojado e épico sobre uma assustadora batalha entre homens e vampiros ue ameaça toda a Humanidade É o primeiro volume de uma empolgante trilogia e um extraordinário acontecimento literário internacion. 60 stars this one may make it onto my All Time Favorite list This is instantly on my list of the top five Vampire stories I have ever read or in this case read and also listened to on audiobook I am not a vampire book reader in general meaning I do not buy every new vampire story that comes out I do read a lot of SFFantasyHorror and so I do come across them on a fairly typical basis For me what makes a great vampire novel is when you can create a completely original or mostly original take on the very well known Vampire mythos Examples of well done original vampire stories IMHO include 1 Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons 2Agyar by Steven Brust and 3 the Lestat novels by Anne Rice yes these have been much imitated since they first came out and are likely responsible for the myriad of vampire novels out today but at the time they were ground breaking and created a whole new Vampire Mythos The Strain adds to this legacy by handling the vampire mythos in a very effective way In addition to making the vampires completely alien and scary ie no pretty people biting pretty people the book is structured in a very clinical CSI type fashion which I thought was very well done Another very interesting and original aspect of the book is the way it explores the struggle of the newly infected in coping with what they are becoming and the danger they pose to their friends and family Very well done Highly recommended The Truth Against the World planeta Guillermo del Toro visionário realizador e Chuck Hogan escritor Making Him Sweat Taking Him Down premiado conjugam imaginações neste romance arrojado e épico sobre uma assustadora batalha entre homens e vampiros ue ameaça toda a Humanidade É o Judaism As a Civilization Toward a Reconstruction of American Jewish Life primeiro volume de uma empolgante trilogia e um extraordinário acontecimento literário internacion. 60 stars this one may make it onto my All Time Favorite list This is instantly on my list of the top five Vampire stories I have ever read or in this case read and also listened to on audiobook I am not a vampire book reader in general meaning I do not buy every new vampire story that comes out I do read a lot of SFFantasyHorror and so I do come across them on a fairly typical basis For me what makes a great vampire novel is when you can create a completely original or mostly original take on the very well known Vampire mythos Examples of well done original vampire stories IMHO include 1 Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons 2Agyar by Steven Brust and 3 the Lestat novels by Anne Rice yes these have been much imitated since they first came out and are likely responsible for the myriad of vampire novels out today but at the time they were ground breaking and created a whole new Vampire Mythos The Strain adds to this legacy by handling the vampire mythos in a very effective way In addition to making the vampires completely alien and scary ie no Badger's Parting Gifts pretty Ostende 1936 Sommer der Freundschaft people biting Die Entwicklung des Sozialismus von der Utopie zur Wissenschaft pretty Ist dieses Buch ansteckend? Erste Hilfe für Hypochonder people the book is structured in a very clinical CSI type fashion which I thought was very well done Another very interesting and original aspect of the book is the way it explores the struggle of the newly infected in coping with what they are becoming and the danger they Magic Platina pose to their friends and family Very well done Highly recommended