Calling all vampire lovers! Or haters, more appropriately... The Strain is no Twilight. The first in a trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro (of Pan's Labyrinth fame), The Strain was creepy, dark, violent, and fast-paced, as well as very cinematic, of course. Manhattan is in the grip of an epidemic never imagined, after an airplane, laden with dead passengers goes dark on the tarmac. Something evil is unleashed, and in true Hollywood fashion, a doomsday scenario must be averted by an average citizen who finds himself at the head of an unlikely group of people who recognize what is really at stake.
The book is a quick read and not for those feint of heart, and it reads a bit predictably, but it was fun, nonetheless.