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eBook Beast ePub

by Peter Benchley

eBook Beast ePub
Author: Peter Benchley
Language: English
ISBN: 0679423362
ISBN13: 978-0679423362
Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (March 16, 1993)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 518
Formats: txt lrf docx lit
ePub file: 1720 kb
Fb2 file: 1358 kb

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 91-10579. George Bell, Clayton Benchley. Nat Benchlev, Adrian Hooper, Kyle Jachney, Stan Waterman, Michele Wernick, Donald Wesson, John Wilcox

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 91-10579. For the Squid Squads. Nat Benchlev, Adrian Hooper, Kyle Jachney, Stan Waterman, Michele Wernick, Donald Wesson, John Wilcox. And, of course, for the Tuckers: Teddy, Edna and Wendy.

Peter Benchley was born on May 8, 1940, in New York into one of America's most celebrated literary families. Two of his other books were turned into the made-for-TV movies, The Beast and The Creature. His grandfather was the humorist Robert Benchley and his father the novelist Nathaniel Benchley.

Beast by Peter Benchley(Fawcett 1992)(Fiction - Thriller). Peter Benchley scared me so badly with Jaws that I've been reading his stuff ever since hoping for another lighting strike. Beast misses the mark. Here be dragons - or squid. The movie holds up surprisingly well given its age and budget.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. One man leads a harrowing struggle to defeat the beast amid a threatened Bermuda paradise. Makes the shark from "Jaws" look like a pet goldfish. USA Weekend Straight from the cutting edge of science and the logs of ancient mariners comes an immense horror - a creature that rises up from the well of an ocean gone mad with an insatiable hunger and an endless lust to kill. His name is Whip Darling.

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author, screenwriter, and ocean activist. He wrote the bestselling novel Jaws and co-wrote its film adaptation with Carl Gottlieb

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author, screenwriter, and ocean activist. He wrote the bestselling novel Jaws and co-wrote its film adaptation with Carl Gottlieb. Several more of his works were also adapted for both cinema and television, including The Deep, The Island, Beast, and White Shark

Darling stood behind him, wearing a headset, and Sharp stood beside Darling. Because only two television cameras were in use, two of the four monitors were blank.

Darling stood behind him, wearing a headset, and Sharp stood beside Darling. Because only two television cameras were in use, two of the four monitors were blank apsule: Eddie holding the stick and looking out his porthole, St. John testing the manipulators of the arms, Stephanie adjusting the lens of one of her cameras. The fourth monitor showed the scene outside the capsule: the bright aura from the lamps, the shower of plankton, and evanescent swirls of red as the eddying currents swept fish blood from the wire cage.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Beast by Peter Benchley (1991, Hardcover) at the . A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included.

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Peter Benchley, the man who created Jaws and other best-sellers, gives us Beast, another thrilling ocean adventure. At the center of this superb story is Whip Darling, a recognized expert on the deep, and a man who now has to struggle to make a living in the fished-out waters around Bermuda. Suddenly, Whip finds himself contronted with a bizarre series of events.

Makes the shark from Jaws look like a pet goldfish. Scientific fact notwithstanding, anyone who s read Peter Benchley s terrifying Jaws or seen the movie version will forever see the great white shark as a vicious, bloodthirsty monster.

"Makes the shark from "Jaws" look like a pet goldfish . . ." USA Weekend Straight from the cutting edge of science and the logs of ancient mariners comes an immense horror -- a creature that rises up from the well of an ocean gone mad with an insatiable hunger and an endless lust to kill. One man leads a harrowing struggle to defeat the beast amid a threatened Bermuda paradise. His name is Whip Darling, a down-and-out sea dog who doesn't know where he'll get his next meal -- or whether it will get him first. From the Paperback edition.
Gardataur
There are several things that set this book apart from most monster books I've read: subtlety, realism, and environmentalism, to name a few. Even though there weren't pages and pages of carnage in this book, it was a compelling read and had very likeable characters with personalities.

This is not only the story of a giant, man-eating squid who terrorizes Bermuda, it is also the story of Whip Darling, a proud yet impoverished man doing what he needs to get by, barely scraping up enough cash to pay the bills. Whip had been a fisherman, until Bermuda's waters were fished out, now not bearing enough fish for anyone to make a living. Whip uses his boat to make a buck any way he can: trapping deepwater oddities for an aquarium, tourist charters, salvage; whatever keeps the wolf from the door. Whip knows the waters of Bermuda like no one else, so when a giant squid starts eating people, Whip is given many offers to go after the beast, but he knows no amount of money is worth it if he's dead. Media magnate, Osborn Manning, whose children were devoured by the squid, has to pull out all the stops, but even he and his squid expert prove to be no match for the monster from the deep.

The plot is nothing new to monster book lovers, but Benchley takes the time to craft some very likeable characters: Whip Darling, his first mate Mike, navy pilot Marcus Sharp, even the unlikeable characters are well-drawn, no matter how much or how little they appear. He falls short of making the giant squid outright evil, but this character, too, has a malevolent personality. His no-nonsense environmental message is not preachy, and all the more powerful for it, as it is woven through the action while the tension builds.

If you're new to the monster book genre, or if you've simply tired of over-the-top technology and stunts, Benchley is your man. He's best known for "Jaws," but his other work is well worth reading, and refreshing, even decades after it was first published.
Mikale
I have read so many novels involving so-called monsters of the deep ( Steve Alten's "MEG" comes to mind ) with the corniest most campy and ridiculous endings. Sometimes I think the authors have a great idea then take it and run with it only to poop out at the end. Rushed endings get me so mad.
Well, the "bad ending to a good book" is over with Benchley's "Beast". I will not spoil it for you - just get this book anyway you can. Read it and enjoy the ride but most importantly, you will not be disappointed with a wimpy half-***ed ending. Benchley knows his laws of nature and I sure do miss the guy. He knew the sea like no other.
Also, please try his overlooked " The Girl of the Sea of Cortez", another gem ( and not a horror sci-fi story ). Just an example of great story telling.
Altad
From the writer of Jaws, comes a horror that makes a shark look like a goldfish!

Beast is a great pleasure read and you will be hooked from beginning to end.

Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys reading.
Yozshujind
I love Peter Benchley and had to have this in my collection. The condition of the book said very good, but when I received it, I saw there was more wear to the bridge and cover of the book then mentioned in the description. Otherwise this book was great and arrived quickly in the mail.
Lost Python
not only is beast a great story it arrived in almost brand new condition and a hard cover to boot!
Kefrannan
Everything I had hoped for in a squid novel, and then some! Too bad it's out of print, apparently.
Washington
Awesome! Love everything by Benchley!
Love Benchley
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