Jaws

by Peter Benchley | Horror |
ISBN: 0330243829 Global Overview for this book
Registered by erinacea of Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on 5/30/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by erinacea from Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Bought in a local second hand bookshop ("East of Eden"), this is the book to the movie known in Germany as Der weiße Hai.

The cover says: "The spine-chilling bestseller ... one man against a giant killer shark and a town that won't face the truth!"

The story itself was somewhat reminiscent of DinoPark (German copy), but I decidedly preferred that one. The protagonists in Jaws I found mostly unlikable, shallow and sometimes annoying, whereas the characters in DinoPark were at least interesting, if not all of them sympathetic. Plus, Jaws didn't make me care the least which of them died. Sure, it was a pity about those innocent bystanders but about the main characters... who cares?

The following is spoily stuff, so consider yourself warned. (Highlight with cursor or mouse to show the text.)

As soon as Ellen started dressing up for Hooper I felt his survival chance dropping, and when they hopped into bed I knew he was a goner. There was just no way for the story to end in a satisfying end if Hooper survived the ordeal because - even if Brody was killed - Ellen would still stay with the kids. I also was a bit disappointed that neither of them appeared to be in love with the other during their short affair.
That Quint character was one of the few who actually had character and I really don't think it would have been necessary for him to die. But, as said above, I don't really care.


Still, I don't regret reading this book either. It was interesting to read the story behind such a famous movie (which I've never seen, btw), even though it did not turn out to be as worthwhile as the one behind Jurassic Park (which I haven't seen either).

Journal Entry 2 by erinacea at Sealife & AquaDom Berlin in Mitte, Berlin Germany on Thursday, May 31, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (5/31/2007 UTC) at Sealife & AquaDom Berlin in Mitte, Berlin Germany

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abgelegt zu Füßen, ich meine zur Schwanzflosse des Seepferdchens am Eingang
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leaning against the tail fin of the sea horse at the entrance

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EDIT 03/07/07: Belatedly added these finders' notes.

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