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Guillermo del Toro

Author of The Strain

64+ Works 16,204 Members 570 Reviews 22 Favorited

About the Author

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. He is a Mexican director, producer, screen- writer and designer. He studied at the Instituto de Ciencias , University of Guadalajara. He was first exposed to film making when he was 8 years old and studied special effects show more and make-up with SFX artist Dick Smith. He spent 8 years as a special effects make-up designer and formed his own company, Necropia. He also founded the Guadalajara Film festival. Later he formed his own production company, The Tequila Gang. Guillermo del Toro has directed a variety of films from action hero comic book adaptations like Hellboy and Blade II to historical fantasy films. He has stated in interviews that he has a sort of fetish for insects, monsters, and dark places and is in love with monsters. On June 2, 2009 he released his first novel, The Strain, which he co-authored with Chuck Hogan. It is intended to be the first book in a vampire trilogy. in September 2010 he released his book, Fall, which made The New York Times Bestseller list. He made Publisher's Weekly Bestseller List in 2011 with his title The Night Eternal, Book III of the Strain Trilogy. He and Daniel Kraus are the authors of , The Shape of Water (2018). It was made into a feature film and won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film at the74th Annual Venice International Film Festival. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Guillermo Del Toro. Photo courtesy Canadian Film Centre.

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Works by Guillermo del Toro

The Strain (2009) 4,394 copies
The Fall (2010) 2,060 copies
The Night Eternal (2011) 1,387 copies
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 939 copies
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2013 film] (2013) — Screenwriter — 757 copies
Pan's Labyrinth [2006 film] (2006) — Director — 675 copies
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 566 copies
Pacific Rim [2013 film] (2013) — Director/Screenwriter — 515 copies
Hellboy II: The Golden Army [2008] (2008) — Director; Screenplay — 452 copies
Hellboy [2004 Film] (2004) — Director — 432 copies
The Hollow Ones (2020) 340 copies
Blade II [2002 film] (2002) — Director — 320 copies
The Shape of Water [2017 film] (2017) — Director — 307 copies
Trollhunters (2015) 229 copies
Crimson Peak [2015 film] (2004) — writer/director — 170 copies
The Devil's Backbone [2001 film] (2001) — Director — 135 copies
Cronos [1993 film] (1993) 90 copies
4 Film Favorites: Blade Collection (2009) — Director — 76 copies
Blade Trilogy (2007) — Director — 50 copies
Mimic [1997 film] (1997) — Director — 50 copies
Nightmare Alley [2021 film] (2021) — Director — 43 copies
Pan's Labyrinth: Screenplay (2006) 19 copies
The Complete Strain Trilogy (2012) 17 copies
The Strain: The Complete First Season (2015) — Director — 17 copies
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio [2022 film] (2022) — Director — 14 copies
The Art of The Strain (2016) — Concept creator — 8 copies
The Strain: The Complete Second Season (2014) — Director — 8 copies
Trollhunters: The Complete First Season (2017) — Director — 7 copies
The Strain: The Complete Third Season (2017) — Director — 6 copies
The Strain: The Complete Fourth Season (2017) — Director — 5 copies
Upadek (2015) 2 copies
Alfred Hitchcock (1990) 2 copies
Wieczna noc (2018) 1 copy
Sieluttomat (2021) 1 copy
Pinocchio 1 copy
Tasty Teeth 1 copy

Associated Works

The Haunting of Hill House (1959) — Introduction, some editions — 9,554 copies
The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (2001) — Introduction, some editions — 955 copies
Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories [9 stories, ed. Joshi] (1908) — Editor, some editions — 525 copies
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Series Editor — 438 copies
The White People and Other Weird Stories (2011) — Foreword, some editions — 414 copies
The Book of Life [2014 film] (2015) — Producer — 238 copies
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 (2011) — Introduction — 237 copies
The Orphanage [2007 film] (2007) — Producer — 110 copies
Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo (2014) — Introduction — 85 copies
Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters (2013) — Foreword — 75 copies
The Strain, Book One (2014) — Creator — 25 copies
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown [2008 film] (2008) — Self — 14 copies
Antlers [2021 Film] (2021) — Producer — 11 copies
The Art of Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2019) — Foreword — 8 copies
Rod Serling's Night Gallery: The Art of Darkness (2020) — Introduction — 5 copies
Dark Horse Does Vampires Right (2015) — Contributor — 5 copies
Extraordinary Tales [2013 film] (2015) — Narrator — 5 copies
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia--The Felled (2018) — Contributor — 4 copies
The Dark Side 246 — Featured Artist — 1 copy
The Dark Side 248 — Featured Artist — 1 copy

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Started well, was extremely filmic in style (which is suspect is wherer Del Toro comes in) reads like and episode of the X files. But is too long. Could have been edited better, the sheer amount of words begins to drag on the otherwise addictive narrative. It's the first novel with an actual clear cut narrative I've read in a while and this actually came as a welcome relief.
 
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kimlovesstuff | 290 other reviews | Dec 31, 2023 |
A lovely co-adaptation, though now I feel like I need to rewatch the film. The novel is a little too neat in connecting side characters' crossed paths, but it takes us along Strickland's journey to the heart of his darkness in the Amazon seeking Deus Branquia.
 
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Daumari | 21 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
Por este libro sus autores no ganarán un premio Nobel de literatura, pero cumple sobradamente con la función de entretener. Aunque previsible en algunas ocasiones y con un argumento y narración que parecen prepararlo para una serie de televisión, logra mantener el interés de forma continua durante todo el libro, haciéndote querer leer siempre una página más antes de tener que parar.
 
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marinocarlos | 290 other reviews | Dec 26, 2023 |
Absolutely stunning novel! I loved the gradual unfolding of just how deep everything goes throughout. Odessa gives me Agent Scully vibes on more than just the FBI level, with her constant search for the truth tempting her closer to the unknown than she's comfortable with. I'm dying to know more about Hugo Blackwood, I haven't looked yet, but by god I hope this becomes a series!
 
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truffaloo | 9 other reviews | Dec 22, 2023 |

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Associated Authors

Chuck Hogan Creator, Concept creator
Fran Walsh Screenwriter, Producer, Author
Philippa Boyens Screenwriter
Peter Jackson Screenwriter, Producer
Mike Mignola Concept creator, Author
David S. Goyer Director, Screenwriter
Travis Beacham Screenwriter
Andrew Lesnie Photographer
David Muñoz Screenwriter
Antonio Trashorras Screenwriter
Troy Nixey Illustrator
Patrick McHale Screenwriter
Guy Davies Illustrator
Roeban Katz Lyricist
Sergei Bodrov Director
Howard Shore Composer, Actor
Ken Stott Actor
Lee Pace Actor
Wesley Snipes Actor & Producer, Actor
John Hurt Actor
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Luke Goss Actor
Ian Holm Actor
Allen Williams Illustratore, Illustrator
Zane Weiner Producer
John Bell Actor
John Tui Actor
Carolyn Blackwood Executive producer
Lloyd Levin Producer
Danny Elfman Composer
Wendy Partridge Costume designer
Marv Wolfman Screenwriter
Gene Colan Screenwriter
Carol Spier Production designer
Gabriel Beristain Director of photography
Dan Hennah Designer
Keith Thompson Cover artist
Tim Blake Nelson Actor, Performer
Christoph Waltz Actor, Performer
Tom Kenny Actor
Carlo Collodi Original book
Jack Kesy Actor
Ron Pearlman Narrator
Becky Cloonan Cover artist
Jenna Lamia Narrator
Sean Murray Illustrator
James Jean Cover artist

Statistics

Works
64
Also by
25
Members
16,204
Popularity
#1,403
Rating
3.8
Reviews
570
ISBNs
424
Languages
23
Favorited
22

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