I hadn’t even known this was originally a book. Naturally, I didn’t have high hopes. This was lucky. By chapter two, Jaws had already established itself as sexist, racist, and homophobic. The sexism was the worst, I think. We were listening to it on tape, and skipped a few tracks when we heard part of this conversation:
Hooper: So what kind of fantasies do you have?
Ellen: Oh, the usual ones women have. Rape…
Me: *choking on a Skittle* Whaa?
Anyway, not going to recommend this. It wasn’t super well written either. The writer used roughly 50% more words than necessary. My shark expert friend would probably also confirm that a lot of the shark’s behaviors were inaccurate. I’ll take the on-screen gorefest any day.