Book Review: How to Survive a Sharknado

Synopsis according to Goodreads:

"In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost. 

But fear not. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you’ll find:

• Vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons;

• Easy-to-understand survival tips for avoiding a bloody demise;

• Inspirational words of wisdom from survivors, including Fin Shepard and April Wexler;

• Useful resources, such as the Shepard Survival Assessment Test (S.S.A.T), and much more.

With this essential book in hand, you too can be a hero who laughs in the face of calamity while saving friends and family. Or you can just avoid getting savagely ripped apart by a sharktopus. Either way, you’ve been warned. Now be prepared."


How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack is the full title, and gives you a pretty good idea of where this humorous 'survival guide' is going.


With inserted content like "Who Said it? Evil Wizard Dimitar or Kanye West?" and sections on creatures (Sharktopus, etc), Earth ("ice twisters") and apparently every single bad SciFi channel monster, this comprehensive survival guide is hilarious. I was particularly a fan of the contributions from 'unnatural disaster survivors' Fin Shepard and April Wexler. 


It's a play on every semi-serious survival guide, and a gentle mocking of every bad creature feature, and basically great fun or everyone who has ever rolled their eyes (or watched the guilty pleasure) at either. I recommend it for people with a sense of humor.


I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. This did not affect my opinion of this book.

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