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