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Shark Trouble by Peter Benchley

After writing Jaws, Peter Benchley became an advocate for sharks.  He has written non-fiction books and worked with several documentaries to teach people more about these fascinating creatures.   84 more words

The Book That Changed Everything

Post originally published on Literarily Speaking on 13th November 2017 (link).

The Book That Changed Everything

I grew up in Croft, a small village in the north west of the UK, a stone’s throw from Manchester. 800 more words

If man doesn’t learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.


Friday Fiction Fixes #22...

Jaws by Peter Benchley – 1974

If you haven’t read Jaws I would urge you to do so. If you have no inclination to read it because you think it’s probably just a pulpy and poorly written airport novels, the only value of which was to spawn Hollywood’s annual summer blockbuster tradition… think again. 181 more words


Jaws: The Morgue Scene

I continue my fascination with the perplexing medical examiner’s office scene from Jaws, with a look at a pair of early screenplay drafts; was it or was it not edited? 23 more words