Carl is on hand with his recommendation of what to read whilst in self-quarantine.
To help beat the coronavirus blues, for the foreseeable future, members of team Future of the Force will be on hand with our recommendations of awesome literature to check out whilst in self-quarantine. Whether its lesser-known gems, New York Times Best-Sellers, or just funs reads – we’ll be here to keep you entertained during this difficult time.
Jaws By Peter Benchley
You’ve seen the film, you’ve listened to the soundtrack, you’ve watched the spoofs and rip-offs of it over the years. But…Have you ever read the book on which the movie is based on? It is surprising to learn that many people actually haven’t read the classic novel by the late Peter Benchley that started the phenomena off. And that’s a shame as the book and film, although similar in a few ways differ quite a lot from each other. The classic end of the film doesn’t exist in the book. Some of what people enjoy in the movie isn’t here amongst the pages. But what the book doesn’t contain on the screen is more than made up for on the printed page.
The set-up is exactly the same. A great white Shark is terrorizing the small town of Amity, killing several holidaymakers and locals. The Police chief of the town, Martin Brody still fights the town’s committee and it does come down to Brody, Quint and Matt Hooper to sail out to hunt and kill the mighty fish. Along the way, there are certain situations that didn’t transfer to the big screen and several plotlines that were omitted. The reader has to find out for themselves what they are as I won’t spoil them here. But what they will find inside the pages of the novel will once again thrill and frighten those who dare pick it up. It is available in Paperback form and is downloadable to an E-reader from most sites. Check it out and when the world is able to once again visit the ocean, they will once again be afraid to go into the water!
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!