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6 Killer Books That are Perfect for Shark Lovers

By Simon McDonald

 

The film Sharknado told the story of a freak waterspout that lifts sharks out of ocean and deposits them in Los Angeles, wreaking havoc for its citizens. Pretty extreme, right? But not as extreme as these books! Shark lovers unite. These books are for you.

 

6. Jaws by Peter Benchley

 

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Okay, so this is the obvious choice, but c’mon; we couldn’t possibly leave off the classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie.  Benchley’s novel tells the story of a great white shark that preys upon a small resort town, and the voyage of the three men to kill it.   

 

5. Close to Shore by Michael Capuzzo

 

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Close to Shore re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. Sure, Jaws is scary, but this is real.

 

4. No Time For Fear by Paul De Gelder

 

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Now we’re getting extreme. Imagine you’re diving off a naval base in Sydney Harbour when you come eye to beady eye with a 3-metre-long bull shark. It mauls your right arm and leg beyond repair, leaving you fighting for your life. How do you deal with the unthinkable? Paul de Gelder takes ‘never say die’ to a whole new level.   

 

3. Don’t Eat the Teacher by Nick Ward & Monica Gesue

 

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Now this is extreme! Sammy is a shark with a bad habit–when he gets excited, he bites things. And on the first day of school, he’s very excited. He (accidentally) bites the kitchen table, (almost) eats a friend while playing tag, and… (gulp!) swallows the teacher!

 

2. Meg by Steve Alten

 

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On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom – Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark.

 

We’ve reached the end of our journey, and left the best for last; the crème de la crème; the most extreme shark book we could find. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for …

 

1. Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton & Tom Lichtenheld

 

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In a battle like no other, Shark and Train egg each other on for one competition after another, including burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more. Who will win this most epic of skirmishes? 

 

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