Swp, "The Strain" was the first Del Toro title that I have come across. I found the writing style in this book to be so engrossing. The second book of this trilogy comes out this October, and it's called "The Fall".
Even though I am a horror fan, the subject of vampires has never really topped my list of things that scare me most. But the way they are presented in this book is completely different.
I was unaware that Guillermo had experience with movies, but I suspected that he did when I went to his official website and learned that there are a number of movie deals as well as a couple of video games based upon "The Strain". Apparently, he has already completed a number of screenplays, but doesn't want to discuss their contents.
I would love to see the scenario presented in this book on the big screen, but only if it is done with the respect that it deserves...no chessey CGI effects pls!
If anyone out there enjoys a really scary, very well written vampire story, please do not miss "The Strain".