Search Results: "Guillermo del Toro"


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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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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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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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REGARDING RODERER by Guillermo Martínez
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"Here, however, the narrative and the reader trot along toward a conclusion both can envision too early and too clearly."
A stiff, predictable treatment of a subject that's anything but. Read full book review >

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THEY CAME IN TWOS by Guillermo Machado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2014

"An often engaging story of unusual creatures that sometimes soars an octave above the ordinary."
In Machado's debut novel, a pair of unusual creatures has a profound effect on people's lives during the speak-easy era. Read full book review >

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BACK TO MOSCOW by Guillermo Erades
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"An appealingly chaotic—if familiar—look at the inner life of a young 'intellectual.'"
A coming-of-age novel set in Moscow, Erades' debut plays with tropes of student life, literary devotion, and travel. Read full book review >

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HOLY SMOKE by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 1997

"Take a leaf from this book and have some robusto fun."
An engaging classic about a ``burning passion''—cigar smoking—is available here more than a decade after its original UK issue. Read full book review >

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PRAGUE SPRING by David Del Bourgo
Released: April 1, 2009

"Though not entirely convincing, this is blessed with an engaging character and abundant intrigue."
A 1968-era noir crime novel, in which the past comes back to haunt San Francisco police inspector Simon Wolfe. Read full book review >

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Released: May 19, 1998

"Instead, she offers evidence that some anti-Castro zealots are more than just a little crazy."
In her first book, Boza, who left Cuba as an exile at the age of six, chronicles how international politics and a rigid anticommunist father turned a smart little girl into a neurotic woman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2014

"A clearly argued—if sometimes overstated—prophecy about the rise of robots and cyborgs."
Blending hard science and sci-fi, physicist Del Monte (How to Time Travel, 2013, etc.) warns of the implications of strong artificial intelligence machines. Read full book review >

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PALINURO OF MEXICO by Fernando del Paso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1996

"Demanding, mandarin, occasionally infuriating: the kind of book you're unlikely to finish the same year you begin it, but quite likely to keep dipping into, perhaps over a lifetime."
Palinuro Of Mexico ($14.95 paperback original; Jul. 15, 1996; 557 pp.; 1-56478-095-3): This intimidating Joycean novel, highly acclaimed when originally published (1977) in Spain, then later in its author's native Mexico and throughout Europe, is actually more commonplace-book than fiction: a rhapsodic celebration of the intricacy of the human body and its possibilities, sung (as it were) by del Paso's polymathic protagonist and narrator. Read full book review >