Jaws by Peter Benchley


Read the granddaddy of giant shark stories! When swimmers start disappearing off the coast of Amity, a Long Island resort community, Police Chief Brody realizes something BIG may be amuck! The book doesn't have the same feel as the shocking (in the 70's!!) film, especially with a middle section that focuses on lost tourism dollars and a marital affair, but it's a worthwhile read on its own merits. I thought it was pretty cool how, in some instances, the author takes the voice of the shark to add to the terror. The climax is a perfect example of a Man Vs. Nature story, especially since it's not real apparent who will triumph till the very end. This well paced story will be "eaten up" by any fans of good psychological drama.

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