Nocturna

Nocturna

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by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
     
 

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Siempre han estado aquí. Vampiros. En la oscuridad y en secreto. Esperando. Ahora ha llegado su momento. En una semana, tomarán Manhattan. En un mes, el país entero. En dos meses, el mundo. El visionario creador de la película ganadora del Oscar El laberinto del Fauno y un escritor ganador del Hammett Award, vuelcan sus imaginaciones en esta audaz

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Siempre han estado aquí. Vampiros. En la oscuridad y en secreto. Esperando. Ahora ha llegado su momento. En una semana, tomarán Manhattan. En un mes, el país entero. En dos meses, el mundo. El visionario creador de la película ganadora del Oscar El laberinto del Fauno y un escritor ganador del Hammett Award, vuelcan sus imaginaciones en esta audaz novela épica sobre una horrorosa batalla entre hombre y vampiro que amenaza a toda la humanidad. Es la primera entrega de una espeluznante trilogía y un evento editorial internacional extraordinario.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
“He elevated gothic horror to art. . . . Bilingual, bicultural, multigenre, he has a voice that feels both fresh and ancient.”
New York Times
“[An] amazing writer and director. . . . Pan’s Labyrinth places Mr. del Toro in the first rank of world filmmakers.”
USA Today
“His distinctive creatures and otherwordly parables use the realms of fantasy to explore fundamental human issues such as love, alienation, weakness and, of course, fear… [He is] a master of monsters.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“[One of] the most original and powerful filmmakers working today.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062226624
Publisher:
HarperCollins Español
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
577 KB

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Meet the Author

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro is the director of the films Cronos, Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards.

Nacido y criado en Guadalajara, México, Guillermo del Toro ha dirigido muchas películas exitosas, incluso El laberinto del Fauno. Va a dirigir dos películas basadas en El Hobbit, que serán producidas por Peter Jackson.


Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Devils in Exile and Prince of Thieves, which won the 2005 Hammett Award , was called one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King, and was the basis of the motion picture The Town.

Chuck Hogan es autor de varias aclamadas novelas, entre las cuales se encuentra Prince of Thieves que ganó el Hammett Award 2005 y que fue considerada una de las diez mejores novelas del año por Stephen King.

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Nocturna (The Strain) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Lily_F More than 1 year ago
It was a cold winter night, and a bad, bad person (me) needed a smoke (ugh bad I know). I suited up in my winter jacket and headed out to my fire escape, with my ereader in hand. I was in the middle of a pretty scary scene in this book and could not bear to put it down. The dead were coming home! (in the book of course :P). I smoked, and read... and ice crackled down below, leaves blew in the winter wind. At every noise, I found myself tearing my gaze from the screen, eyes frantically scanning the back lot of my building. My heart started to pound faster, and my imagination kicked in. What was that shuffling noise by the side of the wall? What if, what if... a shuffling zombie like thing with a nasty tentacle for a tongue comes around the corner? What will I do? Where will I hide? Will I get in to my apartment fast enough? Will it break down my door? Where did we put the meat cleaver!! I put out my half-finished smoke, and ran into my apartment, ereader still in hand. Locked the door, checked the front door, and the windows, then sheepishly called my boyfriend and asked nonchalantly if he was making his way home from his work shop any time soon? (Because I miss you of course, honey!) That actually happened. I am almost ashamed to admit it, except that it completely shows how this book scared the crap out of me. Embarrassingly, I will admit, I have an irrational fear of all things zombie like. Though evil, blood sucking vampires don't scare me that much, give them zombie like characteristics, and I'm a shivering gooey mess, asking for a samurai sword for Christmas (because they don't run out of bullets, silly!). (Clap, Clap, Clap) Good job on this one. You guys definitely worked your scary magic on at least one reader. I hear rumours of a movie production. I will be there with bells on. I love a good scare. I really liked this book, not just for the scare factor, but I liked the writing. It had my attention from the very beginning. It was very cinematic. It flowed. Characters were well developed in my opinion. I felt like I knew each one of the `goodies' intimately, and didn't want to know the `baddies' at all, though I was brought into that world as well. All the POVs worked; you knew everything would come together in its good time. I especially loved the character development of Professor Abraham Setrakian, and how his time in war time Germany in a camp as a Jewish prisoner tied him into the story. He is one fierce warrior, that one, even in his ripe elderly age. I was on the edge of my seat for most of this novel. It has been awhile since I read a book of this genre that made my heart race, and this one definitely did it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am learning Spanish, and I enjoy reading. The Nook app is great for being able to mark words that I don't know and note the definitions. Also, I can review the words as a vocabulary list in the annotations section. Nocturna is very entertaining and suspenseful and keeps my interest!
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