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Brookfield Library F/BENCHLEY (Text to phone) 34029105823818 Adult Fiction Available -
Derby Public Library BEN (Text to phone) 34047094048742 Adult Fiction Available -
Easton Public Library FIC BENCHLEY ,PETER (Text to phone) 37777004004669 Adult Fiction Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe FIC BENCHLEY,P (Text to phone) 34026129797390 Adult Fiction Available -
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck FIC BENCHLEY, PETER (Text to phone) 34027101052143 Adult Fiction Available -
Milford Public Library BENCHLEY Peter (Text to phone) 34013077452228 Adult Fiction Checked out 06/01/2020
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Slater Public Library - Griswold F BEN (Text to phone) 55555000462850 Adult Fiction Available -
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When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action.
Subject: Sharks > Fiction.
Shark attacks > Fiction.
Police chiefs > Fiction.
Seaside resorts > Fiction.
Marine biologists > Fiction.
Genre: Horror fiction.
Sea stories.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 1400064562
by Benchley, Peter
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Benchley's novel, while better known as the source material for Steven Spielberg's classic movie, has earned its own stripes as a small gem of suspense fiction. With another summer fast approaching, audio listeners may be interested in revisiting the town of Amity, Long Island, and getting back in the water. Erik Steele, a theater and film actor, chomps into Benchley's raw prose with appetite, enjoying every bite of gore and social observation. Making ample use of well-placed pauses and silences, Steele amplifies not only the suspense, but Benchley's surprisingly well-honed characterizations. The experience, of course, is markedly different from Spielberg's film, offering shocks less visceral and more contemplative. A Random House hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 1400064562
by Benchley, Peter
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This novel about a rogue shark that terrorizes a beach community hasn't aged a day since its publication more than 35 years ago. Benchley's writing is lean and efficient this is his first novel, and also by far his best and the story is a solid mixture of small-town politics, mystery, and outright terror. The author positions his protagonist, police chief Martin Brody, as virtually the lone voice of reason in a town filled with people who want to downplay the shark's presence (so as not to scare away tourists with their bulging wallets); and when the body count starts to rise, it's Brody who has to find a way to kill the beast, even if it means putting his own life on the line. The familiar characters Brody, oceanographer Matt Hooper, shark-hunter Quint are not as likable as they are in Steven Spielberg's classic film adaptation, but in the context of the novel, they are well drawn and compelling. Those who are familiar with the movie, but not the book, are in for some surprises, and those who read the book way back when should definitely give it another look.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist

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