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Writing Techniques in White Shark

Peter Benchley
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The Jaws formula is followed in White Shark, but it is wearing very thin.

Seemingly having exhausted the monsters he could find in the ocean, Benchley has resorted to one of his own invention. Only a few inadequate hints are given as to how Kruger assembled this semihuman beast. Monsters created in laboratories with recombinant DNA have become commonplace in science fiction, and Nazi Germany doubtlessly had some brilliantly inventive scientists. Some of them were close, apparently, to making atomic weapons. But to suggest that one of them succeeded in combining human traits with those of sea dwelling creatures to make an amphibious warrior really strains credibility.

The creature, having killed Webber, returns to the sea with its brass box where it continued to live. It had spent a half century in suspended animation — shades of Buck Rogers. Chase's assistant is a very rugged Indian and they...

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