Reddit mentions: The best animal fiction books

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u/GoAskAlice · 1 pointr/fatpeoplestories

People keep telling me about this book with my username. I've never actually read it. My name comes from this. It's in memoriam of a dead friend who liked drugs a little too much.

I'll have to go pick up that book one of these days. People keep telling me about it.

If you ever remember the name of that other book, which sounds like a Chick tract, just tell me the name. I can go fetch it for myself. No need to be buying me stuff, k.

If you like to read, hell yeah, let's talk. My hubs and I are both bookworms to an amazing degree. I just read one called Everything I Never Told You which won some kind of award from Amazon - best new or first book of the year, can't remember. It's a mindfucker.

The only book that ever made me cry was written from the point of view of a family dog. It was made into a movie that completely sucked, but the end of the book had me bawling. I've had to fight to retrieve that book from people I've loaned it to; only one printing, there aren't that many around, so I wasn't able to just let them keep it.

Want to read one from the point of view of a velociraptor? Here you go.

Another mindfucker: Room. Jesus, this one will have your skin crawling and hair standing up on the back of your neck.

My main thing is historical fiction, though. Gotta be well-researched and accurate - and yes, I check. I can go on and on about this, but the best is Edward Rutherfurd. He takes several lineages and follows them throughout history - Sarum starts in prehistory, do that one first - with a ton of detail.

Hubs is into science fiction, favorite author is Neal Stephenson. We both dig Kim Stanley Robinson, though. If you've never read his stuff, try this. If sci-fi is your thing, I can ask him for some recommendations.

When I say that Himself and I are bookworms, I am not kidding. We turned the dining room into a library to contain the overflow. You walk in our front door, and to your right is a wall; to your left, a library. Pretty fucking cool, if you ask me.

u/tapaseaswar · 1 pointr/wroteabook

Hey everyone,

I'm u/tapaseaswar, one of the Marketing Managers for Sonia Faruqi, author of the critically acclaimed Project Animal Farm. Sonia has a brand new novel coming out this October called The Oyster Thief. It's the world’s first underwater novel with themes of ocean science and conservation.

Sonia meticulously researched the underwater setting depicted in The Oyster Thief. She snorkeled, scuba-dived, swam with sharks and pored over books and hundreds of articles about the ocean. All the animals and algae mentioned in The Oyster Thief are true-to-life; even the names of all the characters are scientifically grounded, drawn from the sea and the stars!

Jodi Picoult, the bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, says in her endorsement: “The Oyster Thief creates a lush, imaginary underwater world that somehow manages to reinforce the reality of the need for environmental awareness - it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read."

Sonia will be holding several author speaking events in the coming weeks, and would love to have you attend!

  • September 25, 2018
    • Brampton Public Library (20 Loafers Lake Lane)
    • 7pm - 8pm
  • September 27 2018
    • Riverdale Library (370 Broadview Avenue)
    • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • October 24, 2018
    • Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd)
    • 7pm - 8pm
  • November 18, 2018
    • West Hill United Church (62 Orchard Park Drive)
    • 10:30am - 1pm

      You can pre-order the novel on Amazon.

      Each event is free and open to the public, and will feature a lively discussion of ocean issues, The Oyster Thief, audience questions and answers, and a book signing! We hope to see you there!
u/GeoffJonesWriter · 2 pointsr/audiobooks

Raptor Red is definitely worth a read - it's a fun adventure that follows the life of a Utahraptor in North America 120 million years ago.

However, it appears that the audiobook is pretty severely abridged, at just under 3 hours.

I'd recommend getting the physical book for this one. (I'm lucky to have a hardback copy signed by Bakker!)


Geoff Jones

Author of The Dinosaur Four

Narrated by Nick Podehl

u/no-more-mr-nice-guy · 12 pointsr/todayilearned

Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker describes life as a Utahraptor and its fucking awesome.

Robert T. Bakker was consulted by Steven Spielberg in developing the Velociraptors for the movie. He told Spielberg that the raptors he wanted were too large to be Velociraptors, but Spielberg wanted them to be that large because it made for a more frightening character. Later, when the Utahraptor was discovered rediscovered, an associate of Bakker called and said, "I think we found Spielbergs raptor."

There is a nod to Robert Bakker in the original Jurassic Park movie. While trying to get into whichever vehicle Dr. Grant was going to get into, he is giving Grant all these theories on dinosaur extinction.

>"So like I was saying, there's this other book by a guy named Bakker? And he said dinosaurs died of a bunch of diseases? He definitely didn't say they turned into birds."

In the second movie, Dr. Robert Burke also mentions Bakker, in fact, the character was probably even based partly on Bakker.

I fucking love Jurassic Park.

EDIT: The first Utahraptor was discovered in 1975, but went relatively unnoticed until 1991 when more bones were found. It wasn't named until 1993, shortly after the release of Jurassic Park. Originally, they wanted to name it "Utahraptor spielbergi" after Steven Spielberg.

u/emstrawz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Dont Call Me Mad Dog


I love Gone with the wind! Because its just such a beautiful entertaining movie! ^_^

u/StillCalmness · 1 pointr/vegan

Liberator is great. Matt (the author) is a great guy.

There is also Persimmon Takes on Humanity

u/rhinny · 4 pointsr/JurassicPark

Raptor Red is a novel about a female Utahraptor (set in the Cretaceous - sadly she's not hunting humans.) It's very engaging and authored by a palaeontologist who consulted on JPark. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

u/Valkes · 1 pointr/AskMen

My favorite cookbook

Man's search for meaning

My favorite series

Raptor Red

Mostly because I suggest everyone read those books.

u/Maeglom · 2 pointsr/geek

Since Utah Raptors were mentioned, anyone interested in a book with a raptor protagonist might enjoy Raptor Red.

u/thepoopsmithreigns · 4 pointsr/Military

For those of you interested in making the same journey as Black Raptor:

u/baconOclock · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

This reminded me of this excellent book. I read the original French version (Les fourmis) so I don't know how it is in English.

u/TheTooz · 1 pointr/videos

Of course! This video reminded me that I really want to read it again, and boom. 8 bucks on Amazon.

u/SlothMold · 4 pointsr/booksuggestions

Raptor Red is written from the POV of a dinosaur.

u/yodj · 1 pointr/makemychoice

You should read this book

u/mzieg · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

It is called Empire of the Ants. At least, that's the one I read back in 2000.

u/7Pedazos · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I stumbled across a book in my library's sci-fi section called Empire of the Ants. One of the plotlines is about ants. I haven't read it, but you might check it out:

u/yokmft · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Hehe there's actually a pretty descent book on that. Ants investigating and trying to conquer humans, allying themselves with other species (such as bees) :P

u/Baramin · 1 pointr/scifi

Reminds me of Empire of the ants. I need to go read that book again and again...
Edit: Title reminds me of that, not the video, as youtube is blocked at my work.

u/look_squirrels · 2 pointsr/books

There's [Empire of the Ants] ( by Bernhard Weber. Well-researched, and rather chilling: a hyper-intelligent colony of ants decides to take revenge on the human for destroying their living space. There's a comic as well, but as far as I can see, it was never translated.

u/Teggus · 3 pointsr/books

Not really fitting your request, but you might enjoy Raptor Red, which features a dinosaur as the protagonist, and quite a few dinosaurs as antagonists.

Red isn't a fantastical monster, her actions are based on speculation as to how a predatory dinosaur might really act. The story takes place in the prehistoric world, so there are no human bystanders.

A unique book, and one of the few I've ever read that I read again immediately after I finished it the first time.

u/bumbletowne · 1 pointr/books

Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

gangster in witness protection gets discovered, takes badass revenge

Andromeda Strain or Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Jurassic park is dinos in a 'modern lost world' scenario and andromeda strain is alien bacteria creating zombie apocalypse without the zombies

Empire of the Ants by Bernard Werber

people get shrunk down and discover the empire of the ants

Watership Down by Richard Adams

animal farm with rabbits and australians

The Lies of Locke Lemora by Scott Lynch

adventure with magic and ocean's 11 style crime. Sometimes funny othertimes adventurous and sometimes badassery

Tunnel in the Sky by Heinlein (very adventure/survival thriller)

kids are getting their survival badges, shit gets real very quickly. Lord of the flies meets firefly

u/theredbaron1834 · 2 pointsr/HFY

Not exactly what you are asking for, but Rapter Red is amazing. It is a POV of a Utahrapter living its life.

I actually haven't rad it in near 15 years now, but suddenly right back there. This was up with my favorite books growing up, along with Have Spacesuit Will Travel, and a book where a kid found a time travel device, and joins a guy and girl to stop the "evil" version of themselves from killing the "good" timeline that I can't remember the name to :( (of course, hero falls for bad girl, saving her by hiding her in the past) .