The reader was fine
The story was so different than the movie, I was very disappointed
if you are thinking this is like the move, it is NOT
I started this book for the same reasons everyone else starts Jaws. To see how it differs from the movie and to determine which is better. This like all books compared to movies have so much more detail to offer the reader. Jaws does a great job creating suspense and horror when the time is right. Is the boy going to get out of the water in time!? or is he going to be the 20 foot great whites next lunch!? you never know with Jaws and that is why i really enjoyed this book. There is even a scandalous love triangle that goes on that adds to the depth of the story. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good suspenseful ride with a great story attached to it.
I remember I read this book during my summer vacation on Cape Cod. It had just come out and when I bought I really didn't know what it was about. I literally couldn't go into the water the whole summer. Great book!
A really good book, but one of the few times I would say the movie was better than the book. Proves how great Spielberg is.
The covert symbolism
When Brody confronts the mayor.
Retired Military Service Member who enjoys a good book with a fascinating story which enables us to travel to distant lands and universes.
I think Mr. Steele did an outstanding job narrating this classic story. You can truly feel the emotions of the characters within the story; especially the interactions of Hooper, Brody, and Mr. Quint.
The setting of the story for me is very nostalgic; I saw this movie with my dad when I was six years of age. My dad loved the movie and I remember being terrified of going into the ocean water for fear of the big shark. This is how I was introduced to sharks in my life and I grew up being fascinated by these awesome oceanic creatures of the deep.
To me he really brought the characters to life; and like I said before you can really feel and sense the interaction of Hooper, Brody and Mr. Quinn.
When Larry Vaughn begins to tell Martin how he got involved with the mafia; you can't help but sympathized with his suffering and precarious financial situation he finds himself in.
I kind of wish they would remake JAWS the movie with today's modern technology. That movie would be a sensational hit once again.
Jaws, the movie, is one of my top 5. It was a little difficult for me to separate the two.
I enjoyed the narrator and felt his voice was suited for the book. I didn't think he was overly dramatic.
I felt the "romance" was unnecessary, but then again I am comparing it to the movie.
I think this is the second case that I like the movie better than the book. First case is "Fight Club" and that time I did read the book before watching the movie.