I really enjoyed this book because I got to compare it to the classic movie I've seen over a hundred times! A lot of books are so much better than the movie but this is not the case here. Not to take anything away from the book because they were different enough that I would say that this was just a different Jae's experience than the movie. It had very similar parts and very different parts. I can't imagine having read this book years ago and being afraid to go into the water. The movie tho, I didn't even want to go into the bathtub. Listen to this book and enjoy the differences
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!
I think this is one of those rare times when the movie kicks the hell out of the book. The beginning was solid and close to the movie. The ending was also good, but lacked the excitement the movie packed in. The middle was an entirely different show. For over an hour of the audiobook we dealt with a dinner party at the Chief's house followed by his wife's love affair with Hooper. I saw no point to this being in the story. It didn't move anything forward, but left me a little confused as to the purpose of it being told. I started to wonder why we went from hunting down a shark to Fifty Shades of Grey.
Overall I'm glad I listened to it as I've always loved to compare books to movies and the many differences they have.
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Great book. I recall when it came out and was followed by the movie. It was just as much fun listening to it as reading it and watching the movie back then. The inflation of the dollar always cracks me up.
A nice book, but the improvements in the story, the characters, the climax, the humor and back stories in the film are so superior and too many to mention.
The movie version was great but the book is better. There is more internal backgrounds laid out to understand the characters points of view
WOW WOW I'VE SEEN THE MOVIE MANY TIMES.
BUT I'VE NEVER READ THE BOOK TILL NOW.
TEN THUMBS UP!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK. BUT FORGET THE MOVIE WHILE YOU READ THE BOOK. YOU WILL ENJOY BETTER.
I really wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I have very good read