Benchley, Peter

Paperback - 1991
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
It's out there in the water--waiting. Nature's most fearsome predator. It fears nothing. It attacks anything. It devours everything. And the seaside community of Amity is at its mercy.

Publisher: New York : Fawcett/Ballantine Books, 1991, c1974
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed
ISBN: 0449219631
Branch Call Number: FIC B
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 18 cm.


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Jul 29, 2014
  • BLACKSQUIRREL_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

maybe because I've seen it 400 times, but I liked the movie better. Better ending and liked the characters better.


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Jul 29, 2014
  • BLACKSQUIRREL_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

right before she got attacked by the shark--"She saw the lights in the house,and for a comforting moment she thought she saw someone pass by one of the windows."


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