Book Reviews of The Island

The Island
The Island
Author: Peter Benchley
ISBN-13: 9780553133967
ISBN-10: 0553133969
Publication Date: 3/1980
Pages: 273
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
THE ISLAND By the author of JAWS, PETER BENCHLEY
In the Caribbean, a few steps may lead from the sunlit villas of tanned lovers or to something evil rotting in the tropical underbrush, from a world of natural perfumes and siilken breezes to choking heat thick with the smell of death...

In the Caribbean, 610 seagoing boats and 2,000 innocent people have simply vanished...apparently lost forever.

How could it happen? Why does no one know, or care to know?

Blair Maynard becomes obsessed with finding out what's going on -- and pursues the story to a remote archipelago southeast of the Bahamas. There, on the deceptively inviting waters of the tropics, Maynard and his son sail into as sinister a drama as has ever been played out on the sea...........

This book was a very pleasant surprise. It was well written and a complete page turner. It will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat until the very end! If you like adventure and suspense this is the book for you!
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Helpful Score: 1
not nearly as strong as Jaws, but it moves quickly. I bet he loses custody and visitation rights after this.
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I have read others of his books but this one was so boring, But the end was a let down and left everything in the air.
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same author as jaws