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How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack Paperback – July 8, 2014
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It would have been so easy to get a book like this wrong. It could have been a dry encyclopedia of "unnatural disasters", or could have disrespected the source material, or could have been little more than a heavily padded cash-grab.
Thankfully it is none of those things. It is hilarious while playing straight with the source material and dense with background, tips, and everything else that you might need to survive modern menaces short of a chainsaw.
The Book was really fun. Shaffer balanced out being funny but still smart as I enjoyed the Moby Dick excerpt to give info into the “Elektrokraken”. This is very much a book for anyone who doesn’t just love Sharkando but other movies that play on Saturday night on Syfy. Some of the scenarios Shaffer wrote about surviving would actually make great B movies. Great book.
The book really shines in its dealings with horrifying creatures, starting with the titular Sharknadoes commonplace in Los Angeles and New York City. I was particularly pleased to see the book conclude with an advanced analysis of the recently recognized threat of Space Sharknadoes; it was wise to leave that for last as that is fairly advanced material. If you think this book is a one trick pony, though, think again: everything necessary is covered here, from the dreaded Mongolian Death Worm (they are slow, so just stay clear of their twelve-foot tongues) to the barely believable Rock Monster (see especially the valuable information contained in the text box titled "Who said it? The evil wizard Dimitar or Kanye West?") I happen to enjoy vacationing on cruise ships, and if you're like me you will definitely want to study up on the Elektrokraken, Piranhaconda, and most terrifying of all, the dreaded Ghost Shark. I just received my DVD documentary titled "Ghost Shark" in the mail, in fact, and am preparing for further study of this worthy adversary before my next seafaring adventure.
This is a great book that can save your life with advice you can't possibly find anywhere else.
If you’re a fan of SyFy original movies then you’ll recognize a number of the threats featured in the book. For example, besides the Sharnknado, creatures like the Pteracuda and Sharktopus are also featured. We laugh and take joy in the crazy circumstances in which these phenomena are found in films… but would we laugh so heartily if we were the potential source of comically graphic, geysering blood from our soon to be stump limbs?
I think not!
If you read this book and trust in your instincts, however, you’ll never have to find out either way. You’ll learn that the best way to avoid a Whalestrom is to just never go out on a boat into the ocean. Like, ever. You’ll find out what electronics to avoid during a polar storm to keep you and your loved ones alive. And you’ll find out that the best way to defeat a Mongolian Death Worm is to just take a shotgun to it!
Well written, professionally illustrated, and beautifully designed, How to Survive a Sharknado is an incredibly fun, lighthearted book that’s perfect for SyFy fans and those with a good since of humor. It builds up on movies you might be familiar with but also introduces a number of brand new threats you didn’t even know you should be afraid of before it came out! Included are insights from Sharknado survivors Fin Shepherd and April Wexler – both of whom know what they are talking about.Read more ›
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Great laugh and gave awesome references for future movies to watch!
As a fan of bad movies, I became a fan of the sharknado movies and all of the awful Asylum films. They are so gloriously terrible. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth
If you're a fan of the movies "Sharknado" (as we are), of course you need this book for your collection of shark-stuff!!! It's great!Published 4 months ago by Kathy Hinkle
What a fun book. I know I'll be prepared in the event of a sharknado.Published 4 months ago by Bomael
Purchissd this buuk as a textbook for a syenss class to teech 7eventh gradesr and was able to phew read to them the inserts and helpbul hints for if and when cause an shark... Read morePublished 5 months ago by chester599