Search Results: "Guillermo del Toro"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FALL by Guillermo del Toro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentlessly paves the way for what promises to be an epic third book."
The second book in Guillermo del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, etc.) and Chuck Hogan's (Devils in Exile, 2010, etc.) The Strain trilogy finds civilization teetering on the brink. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A satisfying conclusion to an intelligent, utterly chilling horror trilogy."
The final book in director del Toro and thriller writer Hogan's (The Killing Moon, 2007, etc.) epic vampire trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE STRAIN by Guillermo del Toro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Great characters, a semi-plausible premise and a flair for striking scenes get this trilogy off to a first-rate start."
Film director del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, 2006, etc.) and thriller writer Hogan (The Killing Moon, 2007, etc.) treat a vampire outbreak as a massive public-health crisis, with chilling results. Read full book review >

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Toro! by Frank C. Schwalbe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2015

"Shines a light on criminal and bureaucratic complexities in an unusual, poignant narrative that would benefit from a more polished style."
A stripper becomes a med student after suffering a near-fatal attack by the titular Toro, but the past has an odd way of resurfacing. Read full book review >

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TORO! TORO! by Michael Morpurgo
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Compelling. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A young child sees violence done in the bull ring, and worse violence to his small town, in this powerful, simply written tale by Britain's Children's Laureate, set during the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2003

"Well-turned ambiguities, delivered with the steady patter of a late-night TV host's extended comic monologue."
The author of Car Camping (not reviewed) on his schizophrenic visit to the world of bullfighting. Read full book review >

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VISTA DEL MAR by Neal Snidow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"A subtly poignant and lyrical memoir."
An English teacher's debut memoir about how a return to his childhood home in Southern California developed into an unexpected—and unexpectedly profound—excavation of his past. Read full book review >

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EL PASO DEL NORTE by Richard Yañez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Solidly written: tales that are at their best when giving glimmers of transcendence."
With a quiet grace and the gravity of those whose lives are permanently on the edge, the characters in Yañez's debut collection (seven of eight stories published previously) offer an unvarnished look at Chicano life. Read full book review >

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TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Period photographs and drawings are especially appealing. (map, index, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Intrepid adventurer Lourie (On the Trail of Lewis and Clark, not reviewed, etc.), who's explored everything from the Amazon to the Yukon, with the Hudson and Mississippi thrown in for good measure, travels to the island of Tierra del Fuego recounting adventures of Magellan, Charles Darwin, and turn-of-the-century world traveler, Joshua Slocum. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Despite some detectable ethnocentrism, Riley offers much useful information to persons unfamiliar with southwestern history. (36 illustrations, 18 maps, not seen)"
An often engaging, if uninspired, history of the Rio Grande River of New Mexico and those who have lived along it. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2013

"An adventurously presented story that doesn't quite have the adventure to match."
Three lifelong friends journey from 1960s Lima, Peru, to Holland in this structurally inventive Spanish-language debut novel. Read full book review >