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Beast By Peter Benchley Beast 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

  • Title: Beast
  • Author: Peter Benchley
  • ISBN: 9780449220894
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Beast By Peter Benchley 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 para 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.
    Beast By Peter Benchley

    Beast Definition of Beast by Merriam Webster Beast definition is a four footed mammal as distinguished from a human being, a lower vertebrate, and an invertebrate How to use beast in a sentence. Beast Apr , Directed by Michael Pearce With Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Shannon Tarbet A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of Beast definition of beast by The Free Dictionary An animal other than a human, especially a large four footed mammal Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit an insult that brought out the beast in him. Beast Definition of Beast at Dictionary noun any nonhuman animal, especially a large, four footed mammal the crude animal nature common to humans and the lower animals Hunger brought out the beast in him a cruel, coarse, filthy, or Beast Rotten Tomatoes BEAST, a psychological thriller, take a long, hard look at Buckley s Moll, a young woman living under her mother s care and who clearly experienced some prior, as yet unnamed trauma. Beast TV Series Jan , A situation comedy about the comic adventures of a very reluctant country vet, Nick Alexander Armstrong who doesn t particularly like animals, in fact he really hates them However, they bring him into constant contact with their mainly female owners whom he tries to woo with outlandish offers, unfortunately without much success. Beast Synonyms, Beast Antonyms Merriam Webster Thesaurus synonyms of beast from the Merriam Webster Thesaurus, plus related words, definitions, and antonyms Find another word for beast Beast a mean, evil, or unprincipled person. Beast comics

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    1. FrancoSantos on said:

      La luna nueva era una carcasa celeste vac a que iniciaba su viaje mensual para recoger las almas de los muertos, y a medida que pasaban los d as se hinchaba e hinchaba hasta que al fin, atiborrada de almas, desaparec a para depositar su carga en los cielos y volver a aparecer luego, una carcasa vac a, para empezar de nuevo.Un libro heterog neo En ocasiones pesado, en otras fluido Empieza excelentemente am con todo mi ser el inicio Es buen simo Luego la novela adquiere un matiz m s profesional y [...]

    2. Kara Jorges on said:

      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 t [...]

    3. Kelly on said:

      image error The harpoon safely anchors into the belly of the beast, leaving it defenseless to my super b tch chopsticks.As much as I love tearing into floppy, unidentifiable sea creatures, I think I can leave this dish well enough alone Unfortunately, I have a harder time doing that with books I hate, of which there are a humiliatingly large amount of on my bookshelves What kind of tribute to society will my children be, being mothered by a slavenly book reviewer What a cruel world The rub with [...]

    4. Adam Lohonyai on said:

      Peter Benchley thought he could simply rewrite Jaws and make a ton money Beast is essentially the same story as Jaws Large and hungry sea creature terrorizes a small coastal town by eating everything in the water In Beast, Benchley replaces the Great White Shark with a Giant Squid I admit, a giant squid is much formidable, but is also difficult to develop into a fearsome villain like the shark from Jaws Few people even know of the existence of the giant squid, so it becomes almost like Benchl [...]

    5. Barry on said:

      I need to re read this the last time I read it was when I was about 11 I had actually sent Peter Benchley a letter about how much I loved his work And he wrote one back to me.

    6. Wes K. on said:

      Benchley s not much of a writer, but the pulpy action was definitely compelling This is a quick read if anyone is looking for a book to knock out in a weekend.

    7. Austin Toriumi on said:

      I chose this science fiction book Beast because of one, my interest in Squids and two because like many others, I enjoyed reading Jaws by Peter Benchley and watching the movie, Jaws Since Peter was the same author for Beast, I was interested to see if he would follow the same story line or create a whole new type of mysterious adventure.The novel basically followed the same sort of story line that Jaws did but instead of a giant shark attacking people, the giant squid attacks people, making it 8 [...]

    8. Reina Takagawa on said:

      This novel represents a transitional stage as it were in the gradual redemption of Benchley from the guilt he suffered once he realised the dreadful practical result of Jaws which is to say the mass slaughter of sharks The novel is a solid creature feature these novels are always somewhat mired by formulaic nature but what isn t, every novel s a formula in the end , but manages a few amusing twists The ending is particularly satisfactory in that it avoids one of the common tropes of the genre in [...]

    9. M.J.L. Evans on said:

      An enjoyable read I still find Peter Benchley s descriptions to be fascinating Perhaps not as edge of your seat like Jaws, but thrilling none the less.

    10. Andree on said:

      3.5 starsGood story, deftly written I liked Whip, he was a good character Overall this is a fun monster book

    11. Hannah Givens on said:

      Much scarier than Jaws, and much better writing in general The plotting is better, and I loved the inclusion of chapters from the monster s POV The characters are also much compelling.

    12. Jacky on said:

      Fun beach read essentially the same plot line as Jaws, but with a kraken AlsoJaws exists as a movie in the universe of this book which seems kind of pretentious.

    13. Charles on said:

      I liked the TV movie version better Benchley is a decent writer but sometimes weighs his work down with details that don t advance the plot.

    14. Saskia (Smitie) on said:

      Een lekker niet te veel denken monster verhaal Ik vond het leuk dat de focus vooral op de personages lag en het monster vooral bij toeval slachtoffers tegenkomt Het is geen beest die wraak wil nemen op de mensheid, maar gewoon een dier dat zijn primaire behoefte naar voedsel volgt en iedereen die toevallig in zijn pad komt te grazen neemt Leest lekker weg, al vermindert het wel de zin om te gaan zwemmen in zee.

    15. Sean C.W. Korsgaard on said:

      Jaws gets the glory, but Beast is Peter Benchley at his very best Thrilling, chilling and gripping from start to finish.

    16. Angela Barbee on said:

      One of my favorite books this year Loved the setting, characters, the monster Great action Love love love

    17. Amanda on said:

      Read this book many many years ago, in the early 90 s when it came out It holds a prominent place in my adolescent memories, and after many years in storage I have the shiny hardcover copy back on my shelf in the new house I don t remember the book all that well, but I remember how I came to learn of the book very clearly I had been flipping through TV channels and stumbled across an author interview They were discussing Beast the tale of a giant killer squid and displayed the cover on the scree [...]

    18. Fizzgig76 on said:

      There is something lurking in the waters off of Bermuda Overfished, the creature is looking for food and finding a new source The creature is the Architeuthis dux rarely seen by man and can reach over one hundred feet The squid s arms are strong enough to crush and each arm contains tooth filled suction cups that can tear apart its victims When the giant squid begins to prey on people, Whip Darling is forced to lead a multi millionaire named Osborn Manning and a scientist named Herbert Talley on [...]

    19. Tristan Dewhurst on said:

      It s been a while since I found a book so badly written and dull that I couldn t finish it.That s what I get for saying, I want to read something trashy Perfunctory plotting and characters which are introduced with flaccid back stories which seem only to exist to pretend they are not two dimensional cutouts I didn t even find the squid scenes that interesting, and it hardly had any sense of presence throughout the book.

    20. Brett on said:

      Peter Benchley, the author of JAWS, returns to his monsters of the deep theme and churns out this unchallening, but enjoyable novel about a giant squid terrorizing Bermuda If you re read JAWS, then you ve read this book already, though I was no great fan of JAWS the book I think the movie is wonderful , and I think BEAST is actually a superior piece of writing.A short re cap of Benchely s career he writes JAWS, the book for which he will forever be remembered, and is instantly famous he then wri [...]

    21. David Merrill on said:

      I would say, of Benchley s monser fish books, this is probably his best I ve read so far I enjoyed the characters At first I was sure about the short passages from the perspective of the beast but I got used to them after a while and they didn t bother me so much They were informative on a number of levels and it was interesting seeing the world from the perspective of an animal trying to make sense of its changing environment with limited resources I have to admit, unlike Jaws, I didn t see the [...]

    22. Laura on said:

      InBeasta giant squid is terrorizing Bermuda, a country whose waters have been devestated by overfishing As the locals begin to realize the beast s hunger, specialists arrive to investigate Whip Darling, a man desperate for money, is eventually persuaded by a rich man seeking vengeance on the kraken into helping destroy it However, with the failures of everyone else, he may very well die and even if they do succeed, it may only be the battle they have won.I wasn t expecting to like this book It s [...]

    23. Erin Chicosky on said:

      WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS No Just no I am all for shitty sci fi novels Really I am Beast however, should be thrown into the sea where it can sink into the Mariana Trench and never be heard from again haha I made a MEG reference I went into this book thinking oh man, the guy that wrote Jaws wrote this Awesome Now I m thinking, even if I didn t know the guy who wrote Jaws wrote this, I would assume he either did or is a huge fan since it was only mentioned 10 times throughout the novel I honestly thou [...]

    24. Seth on said:

      It was a pretty good book Definitely worthwhile It served well from all the characters perspectives and motivations It did try to make it to be a harmless animal but it still at the end ended up being a monster Mostly, the talk was about the animal and what it s done and the interaction between the people That, I enjoyed I also enjoyed when the beast is revealed and there isn t much, but it s definitely worthwhile It seemed like a simple story and the faults in people s judgments you can complet [...]

    25. Laura on said:

      Three and a half stars.I read this very quickly I find that I do with all Peter Benchley novels They are very easy to read and you seem to constantly be learning something about the ocean, which is pretty cool.I thought this was a good story Scary, because the idea of a giant squid is just disgusting and icky All those legs Gross.The ending was a little sudden, but then it had that but wait, there s moment on the last three pages that makes you think and maybe if you re one of those worrying pe [...]

    26. Don Murphy on said:

      I think Benchley uses madlibs when he comes up with the stories A gigantic shsquid a squid is terrorizing a Bermuda Bermuda This sh.squid is a mindless, instinctive eating machine, and it s zeroed in on eating humans A sagacious scientist comes to help save the day only to wind up as chum, another character has money problems Every character issue he uses in Jaws appears in Beast Thankfully, the characters are just as flat Can t wait for the next one A massive shrimp a shrimp attacks New Orleans [...]

    27. Gabriel Salter on said:

      Written 20 years after his bestseller Jaws, Peter Benchley brings some great scares, but overall this is of an ecological novel than a thriller partly because Benchley was of an environmentalist in the 90 s then he was in the 70 s, and partly because giant killer squids don t have quite the same scare factor as killer sharks But beyond that, this is a good book if not a complete classic The characterization is good, the plot is similar to Jaws without being too derivative, and when it tries to [...]

    28. Cynthia on said:

      Jaws like book by the same author Doesn t have the impact Jaws did nor are the characters as good Not bad and fairly gripping Giant octopus feeds on people in Bermuda not as lurid as it sounds Very descriptive of these octupi and what they are like habits, etc They ve come up from the deep and remote parts of the ocean because many waters are fished out nature out of balance Whip Darling, a fisherman native Sharp, a navy pilot, and Talley, an expert on octupi set out to kill it Darling for money [...]

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