History Literature / Beast

19th Mar '16 6:53:58 PM DrOO7
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4th Jan '16 3:03:42 PM Exxolon
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A 1991 novel by PeterBenchley (author of ''Film/{{Jaws}}''), ''Beast'' deals with a series of attacks on Bermudan shipping and swimmers by a hungry (and aggressive) giant squid. It was adapted into a film in 1996 under the slightly changed name of ''Film/TheBeast''.

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A 1991 novel by PeterBenchley (author of ''Film/{{Jaws}}''), ''Beast'' '''''Beast''''' deals with a series of attacks on Bermudan shipping and swimmers by a hungry (and aggressive) giant squid. It was adapted into a film in 1996 under the slightly changed name of ''Film/TheBeast''.
29th Nov '15 10:28:12 PM DrOO7
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: It [[ItsPersonal gets personal]] for Whip when his first mate, Mike, is abruptly pulled off Whip's boat and eaten by the squid.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The beginning of the novel spends a ''lot'' of time discussing the nearly-20 year marriage of the couple out sailing. Presumably to make the reader really feel the loss when they're killed by the creature.
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It [[ItsPersonal gets personal]] for Whip when his first mate, Mike, is abruptly pulled off Whip's boat and eaten by the squid.
27th Oct '15 5:02:54 PM Delphi
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* TheEndOrIsIt: The squid is dead, yet as the epilogue shows, more and more of them are being born every year.

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* TheEndOrIsIt: The squid is dead, yet as the epilogue shows, more and more of them are being born every year. year and [[GreenAesop surviving to adulthood due to their predators being overfished.]]
17th Feb '14 4:26:29 PM Eegah
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* ItsPronouncedTropay: Whip is especially annoyed by Liam St. John pronouncing his last name "sinjin," like a Brit.
17th Feb '14 4:25:28 PM Eegah
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* SelfDeprecation: The hero disparages ''{{Jaws}}'' and the increase in shark hunting that it inspired, something that Benchley deeply regretted.
17th Feb '14 4:23:58 PM Eegah
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* SelfDeprecation: The hero disparages ''{{Jaws}}'' and the increase in shark hunting that it inspired, something that Benchley deeply regretted.
27th Jan '14 8:46:51 PM ArchTeryx
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* BodyHorror: The only remains of the Manning children that Whip finds are a torn-off wetsuit hood - with a [[EyeScream single human eye in it.]]
27th Jan '14 8:45:03 PM ArchTeryx
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* EatenAlive: The fate of anyone with the extreme misfortune to run into the squid when it's hungry. Thankfully, the book's got quite a few literary GoryDiscretionShots, once the squid gets its hooks into someone.

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* EatenAlive: The fate of anyone with the extreme misfortune to run into the squid when it's hungry. Thankfully, the book's got quite a few literary GoryDiscretionShots, [[GoryDiscretionShot Gory Discretion Shots]], once the squid gets its hooks into someone.
27th Jan '14 8:44:34 PM ArchTeryx
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* EatenAlive: The fate of anyone with the extreme misfortune to run into the squid when it's hungry. Thankfully, the book's got quite a few literary GoryDiscretionShots, once the squid gets its hooks into someone.
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