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Book of the Month - River of Teeth


Just a quick mid-November bump. No big deal.

River of Teeth

Welcome to inaugural Unofficial Destructoid Book Club. Like a phoenix rises from its own ashes, so to does this blog rise from the ashes of its predecessor. Or something.

Let’s just cut to the chase. The purpose of this monthly blog is to try to encourage people to read more and introduce people to books they might not otherwise pick up. It’s my way of sharing my love of reading with the community. Starting from today you have a month to get your hands on a copy, read it, and write a blog about, if you should so choose. There is no obligation to do so. As for what to write about? Whatever you want. Review it, write about themes or settings, whatever else you can think of. What you write is up to you. 

This Month’s Book:

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

175 pages in total (159 for just the story)

Genre(s) and Subgenre(s): Fiction, alternate history, killer animals

Physical Book: https://www.amazon.com/River-Teeth-Sarah-Gailey/dp/0765395231/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508610316&sr=8-1&keywords=river+of+teeth

Digital Book: https://www.amazon.com/River-Teeth-Sarah-Gailey-ebook/dp/B01MRJW3OS/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1508610316&sr=8-1

Audio Book: https://www.amazon.com/River-Teeth-Book/dp/B074SZRNBS/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1508610316&sr=8-1

Synopsis: River of Teeth is a book about killer hippos. More specifically it’s about killer hippos brought into the USA during the 1890s as an attempt by the government to farm the creatures as a source of meat. These hippos get loose in the swampy marshlands of Louisiana and start murdering people. Best part, the part where the government brings in hippos to farm them for meat is based on a true story. We actually considered it. Not at the same time mind you. The author states in the foreword that she pushed the date back a bit. Nonetheless, River of Teeth is based on the idea of if we did bring hippos to Louisiana swamps and it went horribly wrong. 

So there you go. The “deadline” is November 30th (though I really don’t care if you write a blog afterwards, you do you). Remember there is no obligation, so don’t feel bad if you miss the “deadline”. When all is said and done I just hope that anyone gets to read this book, since it’s such an intriguing premise. Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have fun doing it.

See you next month, with something a bit more…spacey.

- Thank You For Reading, And Remember: Hot Dogs are Sandwiches. #TeamSandwich

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About dephoenixone of us since 10:41 AM on 03.01.2016

Former Head of Destructoid's Unofficial Book Club, Former Head of the Unofficial Book of the Month Club, Wes's Unofficial Father, and Self-Appointed Supreme High Priest of #TeamSandwich.

Super Mario Bros. 3 was the very first game (I remember) playing. Since then I have been a big fan of the medium.

I'm an avid gamer and aspiring writer. RPGs and platformers are my bread and butter, but I'm also a fair action/adventure guy too. Really there are no genres I outright dislike, just individual games. Every game genre offers something different, and I've come to love the variety. I feel the same way with comics, movies, manga, etc. Not really hung up on "genres", I just like what I like, and I don't care what genre it is.

Recently I've been trying to "break out of my shell" by getting out of my comfort zone and trying things I normally would not. Because of this I have discovered lots of new games, books, manga, shows, and movies that I now love. I do my part now to try to help others expand their horizons and get out of their own familiar space and try new things.

Destructoid has been a big help in getting me to broaden my horizons, and interact with more people outside my familiar circle of friends and acquaintances. I've come to love this site, and look forward to sharing more with you knuckleheads.