November 29, 2011 Critic Alan Cheuse likes his books thoughtfully plotted — and 2011 has made him a happy reader. A tiger haunts, a teen flees, ballplayers dream and vampires reign in beautifully conceived stories from new and distinguished authors.
October 24, 2011 Few have as intense a relationship with monsters as filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. His award-winning film Pan's Labyrinth depicted real and fantastical monsters, while The Strain — the best-selling fantasy trilogy del Toro just wrapped up — re-imagines vampires as anything but romantic.
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