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Peter Benchley's Creature Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 1998

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press (May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312965737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312965730
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 209,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
A nazi experiment, put together during the war falls to the bottom of the sea. Decades later it is found.... and all hell breaks loose.

Benchley follows the Jaws/Beast theme with a sci fi twist.

As usual with his work the pages fly by. My only problem with the book was that parts were very in your face regarding how man is destroying the natural world. Often going off on a tangent for no particular reason.

I believe Benchley may have been seriously ill and at the end of his life, maybe he just wanted to use this novel to get a point across....

Expect numerous killings and plenty of well researched facts. Def worth a read, but try Beast first.
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Creature was so gripping that I devoured (read) it in 4 days. It kept me on the edge of my seat and i couldn`t put it down. Horrer novels and movies never scare me but I actually thought twice before going in the water again. If you love a good scare now and then,I would pick up a copy of this book and devour it before it devours you! I can`t wait to read White shark. Can you?
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By A Customer on 15 July 1999
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I'm a picky reader I only read what I know I'll like I saw the mini-seris of this book on tv. Then I saw the so I bought and I couldn't it down! I whould recomend this book to any one who likes to get scared.
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If Jaws frightened you, Creature will make you wet your pants. Never has a book caught my attention so fast as this one did. Never describing to you what the Creature looks like until the last 30 or so pages. Keeping you guessing, is it a shark? Is it a whale? Is it an underwater dog? (Yes I thought that was what it was.)Benchley made a name for himself with Jaws, and Creature only betters his reputataion. Get this book and read it. With the lights on.
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I have read some of the other reviews & it seems that I must have read a different book!Initially the story starts well & for about 3/4 of the book,the tension builds up.In fact as long as the "creature" stays under water everything is fine but once it starts to breathe air the story line spirals.Suddenly Benchley has nowhere else to go & after the big build up you are left with a "is that it!" feeling.On the whole it was very easy to read just a "naff" ending!!
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Peter Benchley, shocked everyone when he wrote "Jaws", but now comes a far more devious version, and a better thrill-ride. For all science fiction admirers, this is the book to read. Enter the scary and amazing world of the ocean, through this creature's eyes, and witness amazement, at how a book scares you to death.
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I think that this book was a superb story. It was a combination of terror and adventure. Anyone who likes the Jaws movies will like this book. The only bad thing about the book is the ending, in my opinion, it wasn't that believable.
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By A Customer on 20 July 1998
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A pyschopathic killer with gills? This was just a little hard to swallow. And he's lived on the ocean floor - two miles deep - for fifty years but only needed a few shrimp to survive? Until, miracle of miracles, his coffin is accidently discovered - in the middle of the ocean - Then he decides to really start feeding? WOW! I have more realisitic nightmares about goblins chasing me as I fly from tree-top to tree-top. The really unbelievable part is I paid $6.99 for this - after having already read it a few years ago under the title White Shark. I Hate when that happens!
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