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Quote of the Fortnight: Peter Benchley's "Jaws"

This week’s Quote of the Fortnight is the opening line from Peter Benchley’s novel Jaws, which was made into the blockbuster film that launched Stephen Spielberg’s career as a director. 46 more words


A Sail Through Paradise Part One

I am a landlubber. In fact I just might take “landlubbing” to the extreme. I get little enjoyment from going in the water. I see nothing relaxing about lying under the sun, at a beach, on the sand. 1,309 more words

The Legend of One-Eye

When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws, he had no idea that he had literally created a monster. Not only did it become one of the biggest selling novels of all time, but it was made into a movie that became the first ever summer blockbuster, setting the trend ever since. 1,404 more words

Shadow Beast

Jaws - Peter Benchley

Although the characters are not particularly likable in this book, I am including it because of the strength of the plot and the grandeur of the idea.   146 more words


201501 - Scorecard for January 2015

Trips to the cinema: 14
Books read: 3
Albums purchased: 1


5 stars – Whiplash

4 stars – A Most Violent Year… 603 more words


JAWS by Peter Benchley

“The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail. The mouth was open just enough to permit a rush of water over the gills. 152 more words