Picture of author.

Peter Benchley (1940–2006)

Autor(a) de Jaws

54+ Works 8,829 Membros 236 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Peter Benchley was born on May 8, 1940, in New York into one of America's most celebrated literary families. His grandfather was the humorist Robert Benchley and his father the novelist Nathaniel Benchley. A 1961 Harvard graduate, Peter Benchley started out as a reporter for the Washington Post mostrar mais before going on to work as an associate editor for Newsweek. From 1967 to 1969 he was a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson. Benchley's interest in the sea, stemming from childhood summers spent on the coast of Nantucket, led to his meticulously researching the subject of sharks and writing such bestselling and critically acclaimed novels as The Deep, Whiteshark, and Jaws. Jaws was later adapted into a blockbuster movie (1975). Two of his other books were turned into the made-for-TV movies, The Beast and The Creature. He has also written numerous reviews and articles for magazines and newspapers, and has appeared in more than a dozen television documentaries about marine life and oceans. Benchley died from pulmonary fibrosis on February 12, 2006 at the age of 65. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Peter Benchley

Jaws (1974) 4,084 exemplares, 148 críticas
The Deep (1976) 801 exemplares, 9 críticas
Jaws [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 746 exemplares, 7 críticas
Beast (1991) 684 exemplares, 13 críticas
White Shark (1994) 681 exemplares, 11 críticas
The Island (1979) 564 exemplares, 6 críticas
Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & the Sea (2005) 250 exemplares, 10 críticas
The Girl of the Sea of Cortez (1982) 244 exemplares, 4 críticas
Q Clearance (1987) 184 exemplares, 1 crítica
Shark Trouble: True Stories About Sharks and the Sea (2002) 151 exemplares, 4 críticas
Rummies (1989) 92 exemplares, 2 críticas
Jaws 2 [1978 film] (1978) — Writer — 78 exemplares
Jaws [adapted - Penguin Readers] (1998) 74 exemplares, 19 críticas
Lush (1989) 16 exemplares
The Beast [1996 TV movie] (1996) — Novel by — 11 exemplares
The Island [1980 Film] (1980) — Autor — 11 exemplares, 1 crítica
Jonathan visits the White House (1964) 9 exemplares
Time and a Ticket (1964) 3 exemplares
L'ISOLA 2 exemplares
Lo squalo Mondadori 2 exemplares
Tiburón blanco (1997) 2 exemplares
Saving White Sharks (2004) 2 exemplares
O munstro (77) 1 exemplar
Cápa (1985) 1 exemplar
اعماق 1 exemplar
DIPTEKILER 1 exemplar
Tubarão 1 exemplar
Tiburon 1 exemplar
O Fundo do Mar 1 exemplar
Der weisse Hai 1 (2013) 1 exemplar
Pigen og havet (1983) 1 exemplar
Jaws [Screenplay-Final Draft] 1 exemplar, 1 crítica

Associated Works

The Deep [1977 film] (1977) — Original book — 52 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 1985 v167 #6 June (1985) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares, 2 críticas
Jaws 3-D [1983 film] (1983) — Writer, algumas edições36 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 1997 v191 #6 June (1997) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 1988 v173 #4 April (1988) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Secrets of the Ocean Realm (1997) — Prefácio — 23 exemplares
Reader's Digest Best Sellers: Jaws | The Dogs of War (1975) — Autor — 18 exemplares
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 15 exemplares
Reader's Digest 4 in 1 Jaws etc. — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Book source ~ Purchased at Chirp

Everyone in this book is an asshole. The End.

Just kidding. Although, not really. Chief Brody isn’t quite as bad as everyone else, but he’s still an uptight jerk most of the time. I like the movie people a bit better, especially Roy Scheider’s portrayal of the Chief. Robert Shaw got Quint’s character exactly right. Kudos!

There’s a whole backstory about why the Mayor is an ass about closing the beaches and it’s not solely because the island depends on the Summer visitors to spend money so the islanders can live through the winter without having to go on welfare. There’s more to why the newspaper editor kept the first death quiet. But then again, most books are more in-depth than a movie could possibly get. Having said that, I much prefer the movie over the book. Jaws is such a Horror Classic and Steven Spielberg masterfully put together a movie that pays homage to the book without getting bogged down in everyday life on the island, including the whiny cheating ass, Ellen Brody. I’ve watched it many times and I put it on again after I finished the audiobook. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should. If you’re not a fan of gore (it’s not as bad as you might think) then pick up the book.… (mais)
AVoraciousReader | 147 outras críticas | Jul 18, 2024 |
I have read this book many times! The paperback copy completely fell apart. I most recently listened to it on audio. A great read!
Chrissylou62 | 147 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |
My thoughts about this book are on Booklikes at http://sheric.booklikes.com/post/800964/jaws-
Doodlebug34 | 147 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Rekreační město Amity každoročně navštíví mnoho nic netušících turistů a rekreantů. Toto léto však mnoho z nich najde smrt v hladových čelistech bílého žraloka. Nezbývá než čekat, až se objeví někdo, kdo bude mít dostatek odvahy k odstranění obrovitého zabijáka. Své štěstí tak zkouší například lovec žraloků Quint, ichtyolog Hooper, či policista Brody.
PDSS | 147 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
½ 3.5
Marcado como favorito

Tabelas & Gráficos