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Jaws The classic, blockbuster thriller of man eating terror that inspired the Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water Experience the thrill of helpless horror again or for the first time


About the Author: Peter Benchley

Peter Bradford Benchley was an American author best known for writing the novel Jaws and co writing the screenplay for its highly successful film adaptation The success of the book led to many publishers commissioning books about mutant rats, rabid dogs and the like threatening communities The subsequent film directed by Steven Spielberg and co written by Benchley is generally acknowledged as the first summer blockbuster Benchley also wrote The Deep and The Island which were also adapted into films.Benchley was from a literary family He was the son of author Nathaniel Benchley and grandson of Algonquin Round Table founder Robert Benchley His younger brother, Nat Benchley, is a writer and actor Peter Benchley was an alumnus of Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University.After graduating from college, he worked for The Washington Post, then as an editor at Newsweek and a speechwriter in the White House He developed the idea of a man eating shark terrorising a community after reading of a fisherman Frank Mundus catching a 4,550 pound great white shark off the coast of Long Island in 1964 He also drew some material from the tragic Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916.His reasonably successful second novel, The Deep, is about a honeymooning couple discovering two sunken treasures on the Bermuda reefs 17th century Spanish gold and a fortune in World War Two era morphine who are subsequently targeted by a drug syndicate This 1976 novel is based on Benchley s chance meeting in Bermuda with diver Teddy Tucker while writing a story for National Geographic Benchley co wrote the screenplay for the 1977 film release, along with Tracy Keenan Wynn and an uncredited Tom Mankiewicz Directed by Peter Yates and starring Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset, The Deep was the second highest grossing release of 1977 after Star Wars, although its box office tally fell well short of Jaws The Island, published in 1979, was a story of descendants of 17th century pirates who terrorize pleasure craft in the Caribbean, leading to the Bermuda Triangle mystery Benchley again wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation But the movie version of The Island, starring Michael Caine and David Warner, failed at the box office when released in 1980.During the 1980s, Benchley wrote three novels that did not sell as well as his previous works However, Girl of the Sea of Cortez, a beguiling John Steinbeck type fable about man s complicated relationship with the sea, was far and away his best reviewed book and has attracted a considerable cult following since its publication Sea of Cortez signposted Benchley s growing interest in ecological issues and anticipated his future role as an impassioned and intelligent defender of the importance of redressing the current imbalance between human activities and the marine environment Q Clearance published in 1986 was written from his experience as a staffer in the Johnson White House Rummies aka Lush , which appeared in 1989, is a semi autobiographical work, loosely inspired by the Benchley family s history of alcohol abuse While the first half of the novel is a relatively straightforward and harrowing account of a suburbanite s descent into alcoholic hell, the second part which takes place at a New Mexico substance abuse clinic veers off into wildly improbable thriller type territory.He returned to nautical themes in 1991 s Beast written about a giant squid threatening Bermuda Beast was brought to the small screen as a made for TV movie in 1996, under the slightly altered title The Beast His next novel, White Shark, was published in 1994 The story of a Nazi created genetically engineered shark human hybrid failed to achieve popular or critical success.



10 thoughts on “Jaws

  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    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 filmeffectively 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


  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    Excellent book.First of all Peter Benchley s 1974 novel Jaws is darker andcomplicated 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, iscomplex, with characterizations that are developed and interconnected, with a grou


  3. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    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


  4. karen karen says:

    Relentless terror The Philadelphia Inquireri mean, obviously that s ridiculous this book isn t even remotely scary, but it s also not as bad as modern people claim obviously, opinions schmopinions, and i m not defending this as a hallmark of great literature or anything, but it has its charms most of those charms involve how it feels like a pre outrage time capsule, with its hysterical women and its faggot


  5. Matthew Matthew says:

    Today is the first full day of my Beach vacation Here is my view Today I finished reading Jaws and this is all I see SoMaybe not the best timing Jaws is an easy and cheesy read I have seen the movie before and figured it would mainly be suspense But, there is a whole lot of melodrama and naughty romance, too Also, it is very dated and you can just feel the 70s oozing out of the dialogue.In some cases, the things I


  6. RedemptionDenied RedemptionDenied says:

    3.5 stars rounded down You re gonna need a bigger boat That line was improvised by Roy Scheider on the day of shooting.Loved the movie, which is based on Peter Benchley s 1974 novel of the same name At first, I didn t favour either the movie or the book which is different to the film , but the further I got into the novel, the less I enjoyed it So, for me, at least, the movie was definitely superior I enjoyed reading the


  7. Julie Julie says:

    Before I burn my copy of Jaws for kindling, to prepare a lovely batch of s s 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 killi


  8. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    I m not really sure how to rate this one, but I really enjoyed it Definitely want to rewatch the movie now.


  9. Matt Matt says:

    At first, the woman thought she had snagged her leg on a rock or a piece of floating wood There was no initial pain, only one violent tug on her right leg She reached down to touch her foot, treading water with her left leg to keep her head up, feeling in the blackness with her left hand She could not find her foot She reached higher on her leg, and then she was overcome by a rush of nausea and dizziness Her groping fingers had found a nub of bo


  10. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at StarsThat 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 itI 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 b Find all of my reviews at


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