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Guillermo del Toro Has All the Holiday Travel Book Recommendations You'll Ever Need

By Rebecca Pahle | Twitter | December 14, 2015 |

By Rebecca Pahle | Twitter | December 14, 2015 |

One of the delights of Twitter, other than directors Rian Johnson and Duncan Jones being giant nerds at each other, is the way Pajiba’s beloved Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) uses it to recommend his favorite artists, movies, composers, books… basically, if you’re even vaguely into the macabre, scroll through his feed and prepare for your Amazon wishlist to go nuts. There’s the stuff you would expect (Lovecraft, Dahl, his not at all surprising favorite book) on top of classics by Wilde, Chekhov, Bradbury and the like, but there are some more obscure ones, too, like a book he describes as being “key in regarding the figure of the Sorceress as a complex figure in the social mosaic.” Sign me the fuck up.

For your holiday travel needs, below are a handful of his book recommendations, with the rest assembled in a mostly comprehensive (I’m sure I missed a few. He tweets a lot.) Storify. It’s the closest you’ll get to actually being able to poke around del Toro’s bookshelves, at least until he responds to your many handwritten invitations to be your new best friend, Guillermo.

(Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House are also amazing.)

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