Jaws - Peter Benchley

I guess there must be something wrong with the book when the reader is rooting for the shark instead of the characters. I have to admit I was secretly hoping that the shark would eat all of the characters at some point in the story, because the shark is awesome and the most intelligent being in the novel. Much to my chagrin, however, there isn´t enough of the shark in the novel.

Instead there is small town drama, the despicable wife of chief Brody, gag-inducing dialogues about rape-fantasies and a weird mafia-subplot, which didn´t add anything to the overall storyline.

 

So eventhough it has been a fastpaced and actionpacked read, the story in itself left me utterly dissatisfied.

 

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Earned money: $3.00