Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/07/2012
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Fan of Jaws? Read it.
Very different to the film but worth the read if you're a Jaws fan.
Nicola Waterstones Newcastle
I read Jaws some years ago before seeing the film and have recently re-read it, as a pre-cursor to seeing the Spielberg re-issue. Firstly, the book is very... READ MORE
Tim Mowbray at London Wall
The novel which helped invent the summer block buster movie release and made it absolutely impossible for normal people to enjoy a quiet dip in the ocean i... READ MORE
Ben Keenan at Bury St Edmunds Buttermarket


Peter Benchley's Jaws first appeared in 1974. As well as Steven Spielberg's film adaptation, the novel has sold over twenty million copies around the world, creating a legend that refuses to die.

It's never safe to go back in the water . . .

It was just another day in the life of a small Atlantic resort until the terror from the deep came to prey on unwary holiday makers. The first sign of trouble – a warning of what was to come – took the form of a young woman's body, or what was left of it, washed up on the long, white stretch of beach . . .

A summer of terror has begun . . .

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447220039
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 21 mm

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A great movie... a great book?
Cards on the table. I love the movie jaws. I dread to think how many times I've seen it. But the book? I first read it over 35 years ago and really wasn't... READ MORE
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