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Guillermo del Toro

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Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican filmmaker, author, actor, and former special effects makeup artist.
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Irreverent Stories from Book History
Rebecca Romney - Dec 04, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by televisions favorite rare-book expert from HISTORYs hit series Pawn Stars.Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been viewed as one of the highest achievements of human innovation. But the m...
Guillermo del Toro
Jun 24, 2019
Great book- and funny!      source
Stinger
Robert R. McCammon - Oct 18, 2011 (first published in 1988)
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McCammon's novel "takes place during a single twenty-four hour period in Inferno, Texas. Inferno is a town in trouble, driven to the brink by racial tension, gang violence, and a collapsing economy. But things can always get worse, and they do so with astonishing speed when an unidentified spacecraft crash lands in the desert outside of town, follo...
Guillermo del Toro
Jul 25, 2016
Book: Stinger by Robert McCammon.For some reason McCammon is still not as big as he should be. One of the finest genre writers working today      source
The Vampire, His Kith and Kin
Montague Summers - May 25, 2017 (first published in 1928)
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1928. In the present work, Mr. Montague endeavored to set forth what might be termed the philosophy of vampirism, and however ghastly and macabre they may appear, he felt that here one must not tamely shrink from a careful and detailed consideration of the many cognate passions and congruous circumstances which, there can be no reasonable doubt, ha...
Guillermo del Toro
Jul 13, 2016
Book: The Vampire, his Kit and Kin by Montague Summers. One of the most engrossing books ever written on vampiric anthropology. Fundamental      source
The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander - May 16, 2006 (first published in 1964)
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Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn't exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world. With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the forces of evil, and only Hen Wen knew the ...
Guillermo del Toro
May 03, 2016
Book: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. The Chronicles of Prydain is a masterful book series full of magic and chills (Annuvin). Try it!      source
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The Gods of Pegana
Dunsany - Nov 12, 2017 (first published in 1905)
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The book is a series of short stories linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegana. It was followed by a further collection Time and the Gods and by some stories in The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories . We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in...
Guillermo del Toro
Apr 25, 2016
Book: The Gods of Pegāna by Lord Dunsany. His very first, miraculous, book. Duns any is a poet, a conjurer and a master fantasist.      source
A Dictionary of Symbols
Juan Eduardo Cirlot - Apr 01, 1993 (first published in 1958)
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Hardcover: 477 pages Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books; 2 edition (April 1993) Language: English ISBN-10: 0880297026 ISBN-13: 978-0880297028 Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.9 x 1.8 inches Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)...
Guillermo del Toro
Apr 02, 2016
Book: A Dictionary of Symbols by J. E. Cirlot. A vital book. It helps me interpret paintings, cipher and decipher art and view the world.      source
Dangerous Visions
Harlan Ellison - Mar 06, 2012 (first published in 1967)
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The most honored anthology of fantastic fiction ever published, featuring the works of such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Bloch, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, Damon Knight, J.G. Ballard, John Brunner, Frederik Pohl, Roger Zelazny and Samuel Delany.Contentsxi • Foreword: Year 20...
Guillermo del Toro
Feb 07, 2016
Book: Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison. More than an anthology- an inventory of the best science fiction minds of the 20th century      source
Heavenly Bodies
Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
Paul Koudounaris - Oct 08, 2013
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Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies. In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of ...
Guillermo del Toro
Jan 17, 2016
Book: Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs by Paul Koudounaris. Beautiful book and a compulsive read.      source
The Illusion of Life
Disney Animation
Ollie Johnston - Oct 19, 1995 (first published in 1981)
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The most complete book on the subject ever written, this is the fascinating inside story by two long-term Disney animators of the gradual perfecting of a relatively young and particularly American art from, which no other move studio has ever been able to equal. The authors, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, worked not only with the legendary Walt D...
Guillermo del Toro
Jan 03, 2016
Book: The Illusion of Life by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. Not just an "animation book" but an amazing volume on visual storytelling.      source
The Arrival
Shaun Tan - Oct 01, 2007
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A man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life--he's leaving home to build a better future for his family. Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant's experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brillia...
Guillermo del Toro
Dec 13, 2015
Book: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. All of Tan's books are beautiful to behold but this and The Arrival combine Whimsy and Pathos.      source
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The Lost Thing
Shaun Tan - Nov 30, 2004 (first published in 2000)
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A kid finds a lost 'thing' on the beach where he's scavenging for his bottle-top collection. The thing is a large, freakish creature but no-one else really notices it--it's simply not a part of their familiar day-to-day reality. So the kid takes it upon himself to try to find where the lost thing belongs...The Lost Thing is a gently humorous story ...
Guillermo del Toro
Dec 13, 2015
Book: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. All of Tan's books are beautiful to behold but this and The Arrival combine Whimsy and Pathos.      source
Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
The Book of Monelle by Marcel Schwob
The BOOK OF JOB by Stephen Mitchell
Serenade by James M. Cain
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut
George R.R. Martin's Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
Sandkings by George R. R. Martin
The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas