Book Reviews of Hunger

Author: William R. Dantz
ISBN-13: 9780812519570
ISBN-10: 0812519574
Publication Date: 7/1993
Pages: 348
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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this one will keep you on the edge of your chair, and make you watch very, very carefully the next time you go swimming in the ocean . . .
ISURUS MAXIMUS . . . Genetically engineered sharks. 20 feet long, two thousand pounds of cartilage, tooth and muscle, bigger and meaner than any great white, able to leap more than twenty feet out of the water and swallow half a man in one bite.
The SeaLife Institute bred them and lost them. Six monster sharks roam the Florida keys, gliding silently through the water, hunting as a team, eating anything that catches their attention.
Man, they soon discover, is slow and clumsy in the water, and also delicious. Innocent tourist or experienced shark hunter---no one is safe from the beautiful, eager killers.
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What makes a good shark book? To me, it isn't really the quality of the writing. Sure, you don't want writing so poor that it is noticeable and gets in the way of the story. But it is the story that I want, not great literature. "Hunger" is pretty good. The writing is OK and it's a creative story and has lots of good shark attacks. In fact, the writing is probably better than that in Steve Alten's "Meg" books.
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a chilling shark novel that can easily surpass Jaws...this is the novel that the movie "Deep Blue Sea" was based on...and it is a fascinating read...kinda like Jaws meets Jurrasic park
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Intelligence of the Dolphin
Hunger of the Shark

Florida Keys setting. Isurus Maximus are intelligent, murderous mako sharks genetically 'improve' and able to communicate like dolphins.

"Pure Visceral Fear!" - Ken Goddard, Author of Balefire.
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Good book about 6 genetically created Mako Sharks with intelligence of dolphins, who escape the lab where they were created, & bring terror to the Florida region. The book was well written - action packed - I really enjoyed this one & highly recommend it to those who love a good shark book!
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I am pretty sure that this book was the inspiration for the movie _Deep Blue Sea_. But where the movie's setting is one of isolation, the scope of this novel is much larger. It was quite exciting and even better than I thought it would be. The dolphins were a very neat part of the book, and one that I did not anticipate judging from the book's description. Surprisingly, the book did not make any references to _Jaws_. It was a good book, with ample justice for the villains (except perhaps for the Beautiful Six). It was their voice that fave this book a unique edge and really a rather likable set of "villains." All in all, this book was a very pleasant surprise.
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Nice thrill read. Keeps you guessing to the end.