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Peter Benchley (1940–2006)

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

Værker af Peter Benchley

Dødens gab (1974) 3,982 eksemplarer
Drama i dybet (1976) 786 eksemplarer
Uhyret (1991) 670 eksemplarer
White Shark (1994) 665 eksemplarer
Øen (1979) 552 eksemplarer
Pigen fra Cortez-havet (1982) 238 eksemplarer
Forfremmelse frabedes (1987) 182 eksemplarer
Rummies (1989) 91 eksemplarer
Jaws [adapted - Penguin Readers] (1998) 74 eksemplarer
Jaws 2 [1978 film] (1978) — Writer — 70 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Jaws [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 726 eksemplarer
The Deep [1977 film] (1977) — Original book — 49 eksemplarer
National Geographic Magazine 1985 v167 #6 June (1985) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Jaws 3-D [1983 film] (1983) — Writer, nogle udgaver34 eksemplarer
National Geographic Magazine 1997 v191 #6 June (1997) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
National Geographic Magazine 1988 v173 #4 April (1988) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Secrets of the Ocean Realm (1997) — Forord — 23 eksemplarer
Reader's Digest Best Sellers: Jaws | The Dogs of War (1975) — Forfatter — 18 eksemplarer
Livros Condensados (Unknown Condensed Books) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Reader's Digest 4 in 1 Jaws etc. — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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My thoughts about this book are on Booklikes at http://sheric.booklikes.com/post/800964/jaws-
Doodlebug34 | 142 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 142 andre anmeldelser | Dec 15, 2023 |
Upon a second read I have to change my rating to three stars. It's not that it isn't a good book. It is and I will still recommend it to anyone that has seen the movie but it just doesn't hold up in my opinion to the first reading.
everettroberts | 142 andre anmeldelser | Oct 20, 2023 |
What if Jaws was more about Brody's wife's infidelity than shark attacks? What if Brody was a borderline insane person with a hair trigger? What if everyone were incredibly unlikable?
Quint: "What a pair of assholes."
A.Godhelm | 142 andre anmeldelser | Oct 20, 2023 |



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