[PW] Octopuses in literature

Jeffrey Pike jpike at gpl.org
Tue Feb 27 17:37:08 PST 2018


As well as (from the same list, under sharks): Sharktopus (2010; mutant shark-octopus hybrid), Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014), and Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (2015)

Jeffrey Pike
Technology Services Librarian
Groton Public Library
Groton MA 01450
jpike at gpl.org


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Lots more octopus movies are out there (down there?):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_horror_films#Octopuses


Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 6:37 PM, Rick Hart <rshart3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> In the best reader's advisory tradition, perhaps some references to 
> other media?  Then you can listen to the Beatles singing Octopus' 
> Garden, and watch some of the many films like "It came from beneath 
> the sea".  In the Richard Ellis book _Monsters of the Sea_ there's a 
> discussion of octopuses in films.  I found it excerpted at:
> https://www.tonmo.com/pages/octopusmovies/ .  I thought the film 
> "Warlords of Atlantis" sounded especially promising.... ;-)
>   - Rick Hart
>
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The patron is me, so no rush.
>>
>> I have always been fond of the "Extracts (Supplied by a Sub-Sub 
>> Librarian)"  listing references to whales in literature in *Moby 
>> Dick*. I wonder if such a list could be compiled for octopuses. I 
>> know about Pliny's anecdote about a hungry octopus in *The Natural 
>> History* and Hugo's slandering of the octopus in *Toilers of the Sea*.
>>
>> Does anyone know of any other references?
>
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