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Jaws

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

A classic! I think this book (like the movie) will be around fo

A classic!

I think this book (like the movie) will be around forever, it's still terrifying.

What's interesting to me, being a fan of the movie, is the differences between the two. I won't ruin anything for you, but there is a huge part of the book which never made it...
A classic!

I think this book (like the movie) will be around forever, it's still terrifying.

What's interesting to me, being a fan of the movie, is the differences between the two. I won't ruin anything for you, but there is a huge part of the book which never made it into the film (probably for the best). Most fascinating was the difference in the end, including which characters live and the demise of the shark. I assume since Benchley worked on the movie that he approves of both versions. And for what it's worth, so do I. Great book!

Reading Challenge: I dare you to read this and not hear the John Williams theme in your head!

posted by PainFrame on June 3, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Jolie Coates was here!!!!!

I was here luv books luv this one

posted by AlynJC on August 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Poor

    The book starts off really well then goes down hill.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Not near as good as the movie

    This is one of the rare examples when the book preceeding the move was worse than the movie.

    Useually when a movie is based on a book, no matter how good the movie is, the book was much better. Likewise, if the MOVIE was better than the book, the book was almost always based on the movie or screen play. Like Star Wars.

    Jaws is, as they say, the exception that proves the rule.

    If you want to read about sex, infedelity, interpersonal politics, and the difference between the volumes of urine a man and woman can pee out at a single go, then this book is for you.

    No joke. I think it was in the first chapter, maybe even the first few pages, that the author spent a inordinate amount of the readers time describing a character's midnight juant to relieve himself, and his wife's (or lover's, I read it a long time ago) amazement at the volume of urine he produces.

    If reading about the urnation habits of men and women DOESN'T tickle your fancy, and you'd rather read about the hunting habits of Great White Sharks, and the inadvisable nocturnel swimming habits of lusty teenagers, then I suggest you find another read.

    The best thing I can say about the book Jaws, is that I don't remember being bored when I read it. What I DO remember is, that I only read it was because I had nothing else to read, and that I was very disappointed with it.

    The movie was a Classic Movie.
    The book was a Forgetable Book.

    Two stars for not boring me to death.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2000

    JAWS-NOT MUCH HAPPENING

    I first read Jaws when I saw the Steven Speilberg movie on TV for the 100th time. I picked up the book at the used bookstore and it only took me 3 days to read (it would have been done faster if not for school.) Personally, the movie was way better than the book. The shark comes by every now and then, gobbling up a few people here and there, which are the excitin parts of the book. Out of the 300 pages, alltogether 60 are exciting, 200 pages are talk, and the remaining are basically sex and other nasty things. I could live with this book, if Benchely edited out the sex, added more action and less talk. good story and all, yet the movie was much better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2015

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    To anonymous on July 12th

    I agree totally. BN should make this like six bucks or something like that.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    What

    I don't read a lot of fiction and if I do. Its a book of a movie that I saw. Godfather, For whom the bells told. And the books were better then the movies. Not this one this was more of a love story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Wacko!!!!!!!!!

    Sounds like a weird book to me.....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

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