Jaws: A Novel

By | November 18, 2017
Jaws: A Novel Author Peter Benchley
ISBN-10 0345544145
ISBN-13 9780345544148
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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Here is Peter Benchleys classic suspense novel of shark versus man which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early 1970s he meticulously researched all available data about shark behavior Over the ensuing decades Benchley was actively engaged with scientists and filmmakers on expeditions around the world as they expanded their knowledge of sharks Also during this time there was an unprecedented upswing in the number of sharks killed to make shark fin soup and Benchley worked with governments and nonprofits to sound the alarm for shark conservation He encouraged each new generation of Jaws fans to enjoy his riveting tale and to channel their excitement into support and protection of these magnificent prehistoric apex predators This edition of Jaws contains bonus content from Peter Benchleys archives including the original typed title page a brainstorming list of possible titles a letter from Benchley to producer David Brown with honest feedback on the movie adaptation and excerpts from Benchleys book Shark Trouble highlighting his firsthand account of writing Jaws selling it to Universal Studios and working with Steven Spielberg NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A tightly written tautly paced study of terror that makes us tingle The Washington Post Powerful Benchleys story grabs you at once The New York Times Book Review Relentless terror Youd better steel yourself for this one It isnt a tale for the faint of heart The Philadelphia Inquirer Pure engrossment from the very opening a fine story told with style class and a splendid feeling for suspense Chicago Sun Times

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