Review: The Strain

The Strain
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The first third of this story was really gripping. A plane lands at JFK, taxis part way to the terminal, and then goes completely dark. Unfortunately, once we move beyond the plane, the story devolves into a rather ordinary vampire story. There are a couple of ideas here that I hadn't seen before such as a stinger rather than drinking the blood, and the idea of the blood worms. However, all of the usual tropes appear. I enjoyed listening to this in audio book form, especially with Ron Perlman narrating, but I don't think I'll be exploring any future editions in this series.

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Jade Mason