Jaws Relentless terror The Philadelphia Inquirer The classic blockbuster thriller of man eating terror that inspired the Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beach goers afraid to go into the water

  • Title: Jaws
  • Author: Peter Benchley
  • ISBN: 9780553204650
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Relentless terror The Philadelphia Inquirer.The classic, blockbuster thriller of man eating terror that inspired the Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beach goers afraid to go into the water Experience the thrill of helpless horror again or for the first time

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    1. ”Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun BOM BOM dun dun dun dun dun dun doo dedoo doo dedoo dede doo dede doo dededoo.”Has there ever been theme music used in a film more effectively than for the 1975 blockbuster movie Jaws? A movie so powerful that there are legions of people that have refused to go into the water EVER AGAIN after seeing that movie. I’m not a water person. Growing up in the landlocked Midwest I prefer to be able to see the bottom of whatever body of water I happen to [...]

    2. Well, I finally decided to read the book after watching the movie a million times growing up. And it's a summery read =) I quite enjoyed it. I wasn't sure it was going to be good, but I was wrong and I just might read the other books. Here's the thing, just don't go in the water when you know people have been killed by a shark. What the hell is wrong with people? I wish I could have watched the movie again so I could see how much was different in the book. Some of it I don't think even happened [...]

    3. Excellent book.First of all Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel Jaws is darker and more complicated than Spielberg’s film. And it was a magnificent motion picture, a work of art with few peers and a production that garnered Spielberg his first high accolades. Benchley’s novel, as are most books, almost by artistic default, is more complex, with characterizations that are developed and interconnected, with a group dynamic that is as interesting as the surface story about a man-eating shark that eat [...]

    4. My spirit animal is the great white shark. I've loved them for as long as I can remember. To most people, puppies are the epitome of cuteness. To me, it's great white sharks. How can you look at this face and not go 'aww'Sharks are probably the most misunderstood species on Earth. They do not need or deserve our fear, they need our love.Great whites don't have easy lives. The youngsters are left to fend for themselves right after birth. They are left to discover everything on their own. No kisse [...]

    5. My friend Alex said try the book, and I said let me think about it, I made myself a good cup of coffee and decided why not! And I said Alex if I get nightmares I am sending one your way – WELL you are safe *wink* This movie is the reason or one of the reasons “I think” where sharks got their bad name fromI cannot recall the whole movie because I watched it years ago I do remember the movie was scary at that point of time, it kept me glued to my seat the sharks scared me, according to me a [...]

    6. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/2.5 Stars“That fish is a beauty. It’s the kind of thing that makes you believe in a god. It shows you what nature can do when she sets her mind to it.”I’m getting ready to write a sharky review . . . . Alright. Now that THAT is done, let’s get to the sad state of affairs which is my reaction to the novel Jaws. I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this review – mainly because I’m bummed out. I was sure I would love this book and held out [...]

    7. Before I burn my copy of Jaws for kindling, to prepare a lovely batch of s'mores for my children on this last week of summer before school begins, I will pause briefly here to give you my review.Jaws the book inspired Jaws the movie, which inspired my wicked, decades-long crush on Roy Scheider (I was convinced we'd be married someday). The movie also terrorized millions of viewers and inspired fear of the ocean and the unnecessary killings of no-one-will-ever-know-exactly-how-many sharks.The aut [...]

    8. First I want to thank Steven Spielberg for ruining the fun with swimming in lakes as a child. because of course there could be sharks in lakes Sweden. Second, I want to thank him for letting Ellen Brody be a background character in the movie so the movie wasn't ruined by that F*****g bitch.Jaws is one of my favorite movies. So it's kind of strange it has taken me this long to read the book. I remember that my brother had the book and I was curious about it, but I just never read it. I remember c [...]

    9. هل المياه آمنة ؟الأدباء يمرون على البحر🌊 مرور الكرام فلا تبتل اقدامهمبل لعلهم يذهبون البحر ليغوصوا في أعماق ابطالهم فحسباما مع بيتر بينشلي فستتنفس عبق البحر و رائحة اسماكه. .ستحارب معه وحوش القاع و ستهاب فكوك القروش و اعتى القراصنة🌊في "فكان "ستعرف انك لتهرب من القرش يجب ال [...]

    10. The best part about the book was the one time when the Great White Shark leaped from the ocean and shouted: Don't Hate The Player, Hate The Game! Okay, that might not have happened.Jaws tells the story of the people who live in Amity, a small seaside resort town which depends on summer tourists for its income. The town got a comparatively peaceful community, helmed by a gregarious mayor, a working-class police chief and a resourceful editor of the local newspaper. The town is having a hard time, [...]

    11. Who doesn't know the famous Spielberg movie with a shark as the big bad guy who wreaks terror on an entire town, with three men going on a mission to kill the shark before he kills even more people?Just one year before the release of the movie, Peter Benchley's novel Jaws was published which the movie was adapted from. (Personal confession here: I never watched the movie, so there was nothing I could compare the events in the novel with. I practically went into it blank apart from the knowledge [...]

    12. I was young (in my teens) and foolish enough to watch the movie based on this book while on vacation on an island You don't have to ask me if I skipped going to sea for few days :)

    13. 3.5 starsJaws was such a pleasant surprise for me. I always loved the movie, and the novel is so much more than just your average monster book. I was completely amazed by the characters' depth, and how utterly unlikeable most of them are. Ellen Brody is some sort of modern Emma Bovary, while Harper is a jackass. Not to mention the mayor who got involved with the wrong kind of people. And because of that, he is willing to let innocent people die for profit.I like the omniscient point of view. Thi [...]

    14. 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2016/03/24/bA whole generation was scared off from swimming in the ocean by the Spielberg film based on this book. Embarrassingly, I have to say my own reaction was even more extreme. It was the early 90s and I must have been about 7 when I watched Jaws for the first time on VHS, and for an entire week I refused baths because I was terrified little great whites were going to pour out of the faucets and eat my face. I was an especially wimpy kid w [...]

    15. Jaws or 'the fish' as he prefers to be known is one big ass, mean motherfucking, rip toothed, man eating great white shark whose sole job is to harass the swimmers at Amity beach to the point where no-one dare go in the water and the livelihood of everyone in the town is severely under threat. So what makes him perfectly qualified for this role, well he's got big fucking teeth, swims like a torpedo and has developed a taste for reading swimmers, boats and fishermen. Reading, Woah, autocorrect e [...]

    16. Jaws is the tale of a marriage on the edge of failure. Chief Brody, head of the Amity police, is married to Ellen. They've three kids. He's a native of the area; one of the poor boys who spent his days on the beaches while the rich folks came down to vacation from the big cities. She's from one of those big cities, from one of those rich families, and since she married Chief Brody she's been an outsider amongst the natives and outsider amongst the tourists. She belongs nowhere and feels herself [...]

    17. Reviewing a book that was made into a movie over 30 years ago and which almost everyone has seen already seems a little pointless. On the other hand I don’t need to post a spoiler alert. If you are somehow unaware of the plot of Jaws, then it doesn’t matter if I give it away, because--I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this--you have Alzheimer’s disease. Yes, it’s a shame. There there. But even if you already know exactly what is going to happen, this is still a thrilling, chilling re [...]

    18. JAWSPeter Benchley writes a mediocre, or average at best, shark story that is fondly remembered by most thanks to Stephen Spielberg. The book is okay, mostly sharky fun weighed down by drama at times, but it can't hold a candle to the greatest shark movie ever made.So. Truth time. As a small child, think four or five years old, I had a very real fear of being eaten by a shark. We didn't live near water. I was too small to swim and I felt totally safe in the tub. No, these sharks were cartoon sha [...]

    19. I remember reading this back in the mid-70s when the movie came out. I have seen the movies several times since and had forgotten how different the book was from the movie. Brody in the book still seems a bit like Roy Scheider. The others except for Quint seem to be very different. The shark is the main character in the film but in the book, it is the complex relationship between island lifer Brody, his (former) socialite wife, and a younger man named Hooper. There are several underlying themes [...]

    20. Jaws es una de mis películas de terror clásico favoritas así que definitivamente quise leer el libro a penas me enteré que había unoHabía escuchado que la película era muy superior al libro así que no fui con grandes expectativas pero al terminar de leerlo decidí ponerle 5 estrellas porque me encantó de principio a finEn el libro no se enfocan completamente en el tiburón, como si lo hacen en la película, hay historias secundarias muy interesantes. Se exploran los problemas maritales, [...]

    21. I get no pleasure from writing negative reviews. I have no problem with others who rip books to shreds, but maybe because I'm a teacher and see in an author a former child now working tirelessly to pursue a lifelong dream, I feel a little guilty criticizing others too harshly. So please know that I dread saying this, butJAWS isn't a very good book. I take that back--it's a wildly uneven book. Peter Benchley absolutely nailed the shark attack scenes; I mean that sincerely. The moments leading up [...]

    22. Hands down one of my new favorites. So much scarier and in depth am than the film. Check out my full review on my Booktube channel at YouTube/PeterLikesBooks

    23. “Jaws” is my favorite movie of all time. It’s perfect. Quite literally. And while I was perfectly aware that it was based on Benchley’s bestselling novel of the same name, I never brought myself around to reading it. I think it was mostly because I was worried it might change my opinion of the movie, for better or worse. But recently the novel kind of fell into my lap, and it being summer and all, I decided to give it a go. Why not, right?Having just finished it, I can honestly say this [...]

    24. I went to the Monterey Bay aquarium for a teachers symposium where they generously gave us a lot of their discarded educational materials and clearance items from the gift shop that hadn't been sold in a long time. Among those items were stacks and stacks of Jaws. They didn't care what we did with them so I took a whole stack and passed them out as prizes at a church social before I had read this book.What I learned from this book is to never pass out any book at a church social before reading i [...]

    25. Jaws is my favorite movie of all time. I could not wait to crack open the book that started it all. What got me really excited was the fact that the book is almost as well revered as the film. Sadly, I cannot fathom how this book is considered the least bit good. I've read it twice. The first time I was naive and just wanted a meat and potatoes shark attack book and was disappointed by the abundance of non-shark goodness. After a while I decided to read it again and with a more open mind. Well, [...]

    26. Excellent read, very smooth and never lets up. This would be a great book to read on the beach by the ocean! I of course do not condone any killing of animals, and respect the place the great white shark lies on the endangered species list.

    27. “There's nothing in the sea this fish would fear. Other fish run from bigger things. That's their instinct. But this fish doesn't run from anything. He doesn't fear.”I read Jaws when I was teenager, and of course I’d already seen the movie countless times. I remember finding it a dry, dull story that couldn't touch the movie. Based on this year’s re-read, I still find the movie better, but the book has earned new brownie points. When I was younger, some of the intricacies of the marriage [...]

    28. The problem with Peter Benchley's 1974 debut novel Jaws is that there's a film adaptation -- a troubled production that exploded into theaters a year later and changed the way Hollywood distributed films forever -- and it's one of the greatest films ever made, on par with Vertigo and Psycho for my money. The source material, on the other hand, is not one of the greatest novels ever written. It's not in the ballpark and isn't even the same sport. In his 2005 introduction with this edition, Benchl [...]

    29. Hacía mucho tiempo que tenía ganas de leer esta historia, siendo sincero me daba mucha curiosidad cómo se podía escribir una novela donde el protagonismo cayera sobre un tiburón, por suerte lo descubrí y fué fantástico. ***En Jaws conoceremos al pueblo de Amity, una localidad costera que su sustento económico principal es el turismo, sobre todo en la estación de verano y el 4 de Julio. Pero un día este pueblo perderá la paz y tranquilidad que lo caracteriza, una joven que se encontra [...]

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