Q1: What types of books does Guillermo del Toro recommend?
Guillermo del Toro recommends books that are heavily influenced by horror, fantasy, and crime fiction genres. He also suggests books based on non-fiction works and biographies focusing on the history of filmmaking and the creative process.
Q2: What books does he recommend specifically?
Guillermo del Toro recommends books such as The Cabinet of Curiosities by Gordon Grice, Danse Macabre by Stephen King, The Shining by Stephen King, Historia de un fantasma by Enrique Serna, Coalition of Heroes by Junji Ito, and Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.
Q3: How did he become familiar with these books?
Guillermo del Toro has cited various films and books as major influences on his creative work. He developed his particular interests in horror and fantasy through a combination of personal reading and his experience in the film industry.
Q4: What other recommendations does he have for readers?
In addition to recommending books, Guillermo del Toro also encourages readers to explore aspects of film history while they are reading. He suggests studying universal themes, such as good versus evil, as well as delving deeper into the creative process of filmmaking.
Q5: Why does he recommend these genres for readers?
Guillermo del Toro suggests that readers explore fantasy and horror genres due to their potential to evoke powerful emotions and ideas. He encourages readers to step outside of their comfort zone and take risks to discover new books and stories that they might not have encountered before.