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Benchley: An Adventurous Tribute to an Amazing American Author

by Mr Darin M Preston

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This was a really fun read. As a tribute to Peter Benchley’s Jaws, it spins from the idea that the Peter spent time as a teenager on a lobster boat, and that those months were the basis of his bestselling novel. It also uses the real-like shark attacks in Matawan Creek in 1916 as pair of the plots backbone.

This book had interesting characters, an well-developed plot and good story letting (if you can ignore the author’s love of unnecessary commas.) Best is all, the overall story was engrossing. ( )
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Stanley Fisher held a glistening glass of water aloft in the late morning sunlight, as luminescent patterns of white and sapphire played gently across his face.
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Boys, all of life is just a collection of stories. ... Some just shouldn't be forgotten.
Un-like the archeologist who gently brushes away debris to reveal history gradually, Peter preferred to unearth years of sediment with a pickaxe.
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and the bastard better stay the hell out of my spot.
Though the Blackfish was at least twice the fish's length, Remus caught himself wishing he had a bigger boat.
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Imagination set aflame by the capture of a 4000 pound shark caught off the east coast of Long Island, Peter Benchley enraptured readers with the release of JAWS in 1974, followed by the record shattering motion picture in 1975.

Though never confirmed, some have speculated that there was more than just an active mind behind his masterful storytelling. Is it possible that Peter himself experienced something real that opened the floodgates of his imagination?

The tale within these pages is inspired by that possibility.
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