Jaws, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


It was just another day in the life of a small Atlantic resort until the terror from the deep came to prey on unwary holiday makers.

The first sign of trouble - a warning of what was to come - took the form of a young woman's body, or what was left of it, washed up on the long, white stretch of beach ...A summer of terror has begun.

Peter Benchley's JAWS first appeared in 1974. It has sold over twenty million copies around the world, creating a legend that refuses to die - it's never safe to go back in the water ...'Pick up Jaws before midnight, read the first five pages, and I guarantee you'll be putting it down breathless and stunned, as dawn is breaking the next day' Daily Express


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781447220039

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fancied something a bit less demanding from some of my other reads and this slice of 1970s horror/disaster movie ticks many of the right boxes. It has a number of scenes of drama and horror and the final sequence on the boat with the three leads tracking down the shark (usually referred to, rather inadequately, simply as the fish) was tense, though slightly tarnished for me by rather too much description of harpoons and cleats. The fling between Brody's wife and Hooper seemed like padding as well. But a satisfying bit of escapism over all. 3.5/5.

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