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Killer sharks on screen: dissecting fact from fiction

In 2004, soon after arriving in Australia, I took a boat from Cairns out to the Great Barrier Reef with my then girlfriend.

An hour or so later, seemingly in the middle of the ocean, the boat stopped and dropped anchor next to a floating platform. 1,180 more words


The Book vs the Movie: Jaws

Book written by Peter Benchley, 1973
Movie directed by Steven Spielberg, 1975

Jaws is one of my favorite movies of all times. I’ll try to be as non-biased as I can. 188 more words


Jaws by Peter Benchley

I’ve always wanted to read this book, so I finally did, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Benchley did a good job of hooking me in right at the beginning. 167 more words