The Strain (take as many meanings from this title as you’d like)

I’m reading this book right now called The Strain, it’s co-written by one of my favorite film directors, Guillermo Del Toro and this writer named Chuck Hogan.  It’s a “terrifying vampire epic” that I’ve been breezing through.

We all know the basis of vampires, the non-living-living that feed on human blood.  They crave to suck the life out of any poor soul that is unfortunate enough to cross their path.

Whilst reading this book I’ve been able to tie in many vampire traits into my own life.  Here are some of the lessons that I’ve applied –

1 – Some people thrive off the destruction, misery and pain they can inflict on others, in this case – me.

2 – Once the vampire has fed on your life source they acquire a taste and enjoy coming back to tap the same well.

3 – Vampires are always selfish, they drink my life force in order to sustain their own way of life.

4 – Something about the vampire attracts me – Am I drawn to the allure of eternal life or just like the way the vampire’s lips feel as it drains me?

5 – I feel sorry for most vampires, they are generally not very happy creatures and almost always come to a painful, gruesome end.

6 – In my experience, as the vampire makes me weaker they grow stronger.

And most importantly, at least in my case:

8 – It’s almost impossible to get out of a vampire’s trance.


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~ by chj48 on October 25, 2010.

2 Responses to “The Strain (take as many meanings from this title as you’d like)”

  1. What was #7?

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