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Here Are Our Book Lovers Day Staff Picks!

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaku and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

 

 

Surrealism

“The themes of finding closure for unresolved personal negativities really resonated with me.” – Nate

 

The Space Between – Brenna Yovanoff

 

 

Fantasy

“This is a book about being deeply flawed, and how even as you’re trying to be better, it’s honest to let those things stay a part of you.” – Kali

 

 

The Last Unicorn – Peter Beagle

 

 

Fantasy/Children’s

“It Reminds me that there’s magic in the world even if you can’t see it.” – Becky

 

The Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling

 

Fantasy

“I enjoyed it.” – Richard

 

 

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

 

 

Literary Fiction

“This is one of Hemingway’s most compelling books due to the religious themes and the focus on minority groups, at a time when prejudice in America was prevalent.” – Kyle

 

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

Literary Fiction

“A good narrative that gives a view into the minds of the characters.” – Lexi

 

 

Gone – Michael Grant

 

 

Science Fiction

“It’s very entertaining and has a mystery you want to solve.” – Heather

 

Ties of Shooting Stars – Keigo Higashino

 

 

Detective

“The mystery keeps you guessing, and the build-up for the plot twist has a great payoff.” – Derek

 

 

The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke

 

 

Children’s

“I found it really empowering as a child, with these kids taking care of themselves and fighting for good.” – Amy

 

The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

 

 

Fantasy

“I like Greek mythology, and the book’s funny, witty humor.” – Tim

 

 

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Cover Revealed for Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke’s New ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Novel

Guillermo del Toro won praise, acclaim, and Oscars for The Shape of Water last year. He created a cult classic with Hellboy. He amazed audiences with Pacific Rim. However, his most legendary film is still Pan’s Labyrinth, which is now getting a novel-length expansion.

 

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Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun is written by del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke (Inkheart), and is illustrated by Allen Williams. It tells the story of a long-lost princess hoping to reunite with her family, and includes haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that expand upon the film’s world and folklore.

 

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In spite of also including murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, and warring rebels, the dark fantasy novel is meant for readers of all ages. This is actually a little bit strange, given how frightening and violent (yet beautiful) the original film was. Remember that one tortured guy’s bloody messed up hand? I still do.

However, no one can argue with the richness of del Toro’s fairytale-like storytelling and worldbuilding. Fewer films deserve a book continuation and expansion more than Pan’s Labyrinth.

 

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While you can learn more about the film’s inception from Pan’s Labyrinth: Inside the Creation of a Modern Fairy Tale and del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions, it is a real treat to be getting additions to the actual lore.

The Labyrinth of the Faun will be released July 2nd.

 

 

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Release Date for ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Novel Announced

If you’re into fantasy films, or historical films, or any films, you’re probably a fan of Guillermo Del Toro’s 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth. Typically, books get turned into films, but HarperCollins recently announced the opposite: a novelization of the Del Toro classic.

 

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The film came out more than a decade ago, so you may not remember the finer plot details, but I bet you remember the astonishingly creepy “Pale Man,” or, “Mr. Eyes-On-My-Hands.” *Cue hysterical screaming.*

If you managed to escape that image being burned into your retinas, consider yourself lucky—I’ll refrain from providing the visual, but if you’re brave, you can watch at your own risk!

 

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Once you get over the Pale Man, you can appreciate the film for its depiction of a dark, fantastic world that resembles something straight out of a Grimm’s fairytale. It tells the enchanting story of eleven-year-old Ofelia, who endures life with her mother’s new husband, the cruel, sadistic Captain Vidal. Throughout the film, she completes a series of tests, and comes ever-closer to rediscovering her true identity: a princess of the underworld.

 

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For those who love books, it’s often tempting to read a novel before seeing its film adaptation. In this case, though, the novel comes well after the film debuted. It will be co-authored by Guillermo Del Toro alongside Inkheart author, Cornelia Funke. The release date has been set for 2 July, 2019!

If you’re craving more films like Pan’s Labyrinth (and you’re down for a good scare) check out the film Del Toro described as Labyrinth‘s horror-genre companion piece, The Devil’s Backbone!

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