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by Guillermo del Toro,Chuck Hogan

The Fall: Book Two of the Strain Trilogy download ebook
ISBN:
0061979236
ISBN13:
978-0061979231
Author:
Guillermo del Toro,Chuck Hogan
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HarperLuxe; Larger Print edition (September 21, 2010)
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516 pages
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The book was based on a collection of ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets first discovered in jars inside a cave in the Zagros Mountains in 1508. Written in Sumerian and extremely fragile, the tablets were traded to a wealthy silk merchant, who traveled with them throughout Europe.

The book was based on a collection of ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets first discovered in jars inside a cave in the Zagros Mountains in 1508. The merchant was found strangled in his quarters in Florence and his warehouses set on fire. The tablets, however, survived in the possession of two necromancers, the famous John Dee and a more obscure acolyte known to history as John Silence.

The Fall is a 2010 vampire horror novel by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is the second novel in The Strain Trilogy, and was preceded by The Strain and followed by The Night Eternal. The vampire race is descended from seven vampiric "Ancient Ones. A vampire faction led by a renegade Ancient known as the Master instigates the takeover of human civilization.

In some respect "the Fall," the 2nd Book of the Strain trilogy, was better than the 1st book and in some respects it wasn't as good.

Guillermo del Toro is an Academy Award®–winning film director as well as a screenwriter, producer, and New York Times bestselling novelist. He is best known for his foreign fantasy films, especially Pan’s Labyrinth, and American mainstream movies like The Shape of Water. In some respect "the Fall," the 2nd Book of the Strain trilogy, was better than the 1st book and in some respects it wasn't as good. I know, "Middle of the road, Much!lol The writing, although still not that great, was better here than in the 1st book primarily b/c it didn't contain all the flowery prose or the extremely irritating superfluous descriptions and analogies.

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Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywoods most popular and imaginative storytellers (Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Hammett Award-winning thriller writer Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves) return with The Fall, the second.

Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywoods most popular and imaginative storytellers (Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Hammett Award-winning thriller writer Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves) return with The Fall, the second blood-chilling volume in their critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Strain Trilogythe basis for the FX series. Horror fiction and dark fantasy fans will be swept up in this epic story that bestselling author Nelson DeMille describes as Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton.

The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (Audio) I liked this second entry in "The Strain" series! .

The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (Audio) I liked this second entry in "The Strain" series! This is the first book I've listened to narrated by Daniel Oreskes and he was fantastic. I was worried that it would affect my enjoyment listening to the second book after reading the first, but it was for naught. Book two uses the underground passages of the speakeasies which I thought was cool, and it also uses cultural and historical element like the hobo This series was very problematic, in my opinion. Part two starts going downhill.

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Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan. It became a Late Night pun, smart-asses that we were, hardy-har-har - until dusk fell upon us and we turned to face an immense, uncaring void. Book II of The Strain Trilogy. CH. Extract from the diary of Ephraim Goodweather. The first stage of public response to any epidemic is always Denial. All the usual scarecrows were trotted out as distractions: economic woes, social unrest, the racial scapegoating, terrorist threats.

“A cross between The Hot Zone and ’Salem’s Lot.”—Entertainment Weekly

“I cannot wait to see where Del Toro and Hogan take us next.”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Bloodline

The wait is over! Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywood’s most popular and imaginative storytellers (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Hammett Award-winning thriller writer Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves) return with The Fall—the second blood-chilling volume in their critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Strain Trilogy. The Fall picks up where The Strain left off—with a vampiric infection spreading like wildfire across America as a small band of heroes struggles to save the dwindling human race from the vampire plague. Horror fiction and dark fantasy fans will be swept up in this epic story that bestselling author Nelson DeMille describes as “Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton.”

Reviews:
  • Era
The Second book in the trilogy picks up almost immediately after the conclusion of `The Strain', and chronicles the horrendous manifestations of the following three weeks or so (with added back story, told through flashbacks concerning Setrakian) as the vampires take Manhattan --- and beyond like a pandemic, the likes of which Mankind has never seen--- and civilization begins to crumble. Our modern day Vampire enabler and top Corporate CEO Palmer uses his quiet influence to compel a news blackout concerning the true nature of what is really going on. The disappearances and deaths are blamed on a virus, and there is no meaningful resistance to the ever-growing number of vampires. Setrakian is confident that a legendary ancient book, long lost to history, will contain the answer to defeating the Master once and for all. Goodweather, has other ideas, as he plots an assassination attempt that he believes will upset the uneasy equation of the alliance between Palmer and the Master. For the rest, you will have to read the book!

The real narrative, however; for me, takes place in the streets of New York, in the shuttered tenements, and other vacated buildings, and in subway tunnels where vampires, use them like `rat runs' and emerge to hunt for food. For those that try to fight, they are scattered valiant but doomed. THE FALL is believable and frightening.
  • Ginaun
It was after seeing the first season of "The Strain" that I actually found out that there was a trilogy of books which proceeded it. Which excited me greatly! I am mostly a reader of non-fiction, and I haven't found a series that drags on for 6 + books to maintain my interest. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of series I’m sure that go on and on, and are great material. But for me, since fiction tends to be my break from non-fiction.... it just gets a bit to long for me. So when I found out that this was a trilogy with a definite ending, I knew it was probably something I would really like.
I wasn't wrong, this second book is just as good is the first, a little bit shorter, (by about 100 pages) but this is because it’s a transition of the story from the beginning, and into the final sequences.
It is filled with lots of action, good character development, and great story telling.
The particular thing I have enjoyed about these books thus far is the writing. It is a perfect pace in my mind, it tells you what you want to know, but doesn't drag it on and on, it spaces out happenings between characters just enough to build the suspense but not so long, you have to break a moment to remember what was originally happening with the character when you last left them.
What I absolutely love about this book is the idea itself, Vampirism being a virus, I just love it! Now I haven't started the third book, so I can’t say if I am going to like the ending. But even if I had read it, it wouldn't be fair to place it here.
Overall this second book is a lot of fun! Just as enjoyable as the first, and the story develops well, and many of the characters you really start to get a personal feeling for. Not all, but many of the main protagonists and antagonists.
This is just a wonderful (thus far) horror story, filled with excitement, dread, action, suspense, and draws you in and doesn't let go. I finished the first two books of this series in just 3 days, I couldn't put them down!
I have high hopes for the third and final book of this trilogy, and if it is anything like the first two, I am hoping it will leave me feeling satisfied! If you liked the series, you will absolutely love the books!
  • Adoranin
In some respect "the Fall," the 2nd Book of the Strain trilogy, was better than the 1st book and in some respects it wasn't as good. I know, "Middle of the road, Much!lol The writing, although still not that great, was better here than in the 1st book primarily b/c it didn't contain all the flowery prose or the extremely irritating superfluous descriptions and analogies. Maybe the authors read the negative reviews for the 1st book and got a clue. Nevertheless, the writing was still a bit stilted at times and at times the pacing of the story was grueling slow. However, in other instances, and there were several, when the action got going it was really exciting. The overarching plot of the Trilogy is imaginative and captivating. The storyline for at least half of this book included quite a bit of additional character development and trivia regarding New York. For me, these parts were like the extras and special features that come with a special edition version of my favorite movie. Consequently, I was able to enjoy even the aspects of the storyline that other reviewers referred to as "fluff." Some reviewers stated that this book didn't contribute to the progression of the overarching plot. In my opinion it did. I think that the latter is enhanced when the reader learns more about the characters. It makes their, motivations, actions, reactions and emotions more plausible and relatable. At least it does for me. Another thing, despite the gravity of the plot, the books so far haven't been riddles with profanity and there's not sexual content.

In an effort not to spoil the story for potential readers, I won't get into specifics. However, I will say that I found some of the lives lost in this book particularly saddening but that's one of the things I love about Del Toro's movies you never know how things are going to turn out. (Pan's Lybrant comes to mine. I was totally heartbroken by the little girl's fate.) I will also so say that when ever "Kelly" came into play I wanted to scream "would someone pleasssee kill her already." "Give me a silver sword and I'll do it. Sheesh!"

Overall, this was a pretty good and frequently captivating read. Things aren't looking too good for my guys or humanity but, man, I can't wait to read the last book. Nevertheless, as always happens when I really like a series, I'm a little bummed that it's ending. I will try to read the last book vvveeerrrrryyyyy sssslllooowwwlllyyyy! LOL The book doesn't end on a cliff hanger, per se, but each book primarily picks up close to where it predecessor left off. Thus,I don't recommend it as a stand alone read. The books really need to be read in order for maximum understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of this imaginative and frequently captivating trilogy. Enjoy!