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Beast by Peter Benchley (Hardback) Hardcover – 1991

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House (1991)
  • ASIN: B001076NR6
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,566,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This is my favorite fiction book by Peter Benchley. Perhaps because I love oceans and giant squid. The story follows a line similar to Jaws--boats mysteriously disappearing, strange signs left on remains, and the suspense of what is waiting in the deep. I especially enjoyed the occasional chapter written from the beast's perspective.

Also in tradition with Benchley's other works, the book promoted protecting the environment and not wasting the sea's resources. I appreciate that Benchley encourages such practices through his writing.
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This was a gift for my son and of course he loved it. He was also pleasantly surprised to find it was an autographed copy by Peter Benchley.
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By Editor25 on January 19, 2016
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Everything I had hoped for in a squid novel, and then some! Too bad it's out of print, apparently.
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The book was good but I liked the movie better.
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Very good, Benchley never fails to deliver
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