Book recommendations for essentially a Neutral Evil druid murderess...
August 11, 2014 5:24 PM Subscribe
Dear Mefi, I need some animal vengeance reading to soothe me.
posted by Sayuri. to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm most of the way through the Aubrey/Maturin novels, and here some douche (Fielding, I think) tells a fucking fantastic story at dinner about some ship frozen in who caught and were cooking a walrus when a mama polar bear rolls up with two cubs in tow, but completely harmless. They feed them some blubber and I'm all awww, and then I'm treated to a fucking horrible 2 page account about them letting her feed the cubs and then shooting them dead while she runs around injured trying to lift them up and take them away, and all her efforts, and then they shoot her too. Cool story, bro. You just killed a tiny part of Stephen probably only kept alive by the laudanum and cocaine.
(I'm so fucking done with these fucks. It's only because of the magic of Stephen's recent Buddhist hike that I'm over Desolation Island, when they all ran around literally clubbing seals for the fun of it.)
Flip to 10 minutes of crying later when I'm throwing down the book and in an epiphany reaching for Dan Simmons' The Terror for some most excellent sailor carnage at the paws of a goddamn supernaturally-monster polar bear. This is perfect. I get to read - rather suspensefully, I think! - about these bitches getting torn apart one by one. Really grizzly. I'm delighted. (
Can you recommend some more animal attack reading for me to soothe my hatred of mankind? Jaws is next on my list. I do love good horror, so the more horror-like the better. I would like it to be horrible. And obviously minimal animal death. Do more books like this exist?