(PDF DOWNLOAD) The Deep AUTHOR Peter Benchley
READ Ö E-book, or Kindle E-pub Æ Peter BenchleyU boat through Too bad since the main character is well drawn *perhaps too well since a backstory dump drags down chapter three If *too well since a backstory dump drags down chapter three If crappy plot won t keep you from a sea yarn it s a fair Audiobook DNF halfway Life s full of chances to hurt yourself or someone elseInitially I thought this would be a horror book maybe because
of Jaws but when I realized this was actually a sea mystery I thought that I wouldn t like itJaws but when I realized this was actually a sea mystery I thought that I wouldn t like it much I was wrong and The Deep surprised me in many waysOf the three main characters there was one about whom I didn t really care David my favorite one Gail and a middle grounder don t remember his name In general they were good and believable which is what I expect on a good bookI really liked that the story explored two shipwrecks and the secrets the characters found out about History that weren t know that s something that interests and fascinates me even though it s just fictionThe book had a fast pace and some gripping moments but nothing really awesome ntil the last 50 pages when I things became even awesome and I couldn t put it down The Deep was a pleasant surprise to me and I think it should be recognized I love Peter Benchley His books always make me so excited This book was fun and not what I expected but in a good way it was way better than I thought I thought the pace was good and the story line fun and adventurous My only thought at the end was Noo What about charlotte I probably read this when I was 11 or 12 and I only remember two things from it the female character bending over so that her bikini covered breasts honey coloredness became visible and the word ampules This is the kind of book you should read when you re 11
"because you ll "you ll much out of it In sea water than a few feet deep blood is green Water filters the light from above seeming to consume the colors of the spectrum shade by shade Red is the first to succumb to disappear Green lasts longer But then below 100 feet green too fades away leaving blue In the twilight depths 180 200 feet and beyond blood looks black I DVRed The Deep 1977 because I knew it was based on the Peter Benchley novel I ve been meaning to read the book as part of my nostalgic 1970s horror reading tour Finding the movie playing was one of those portentous moments where I decided the Dance With The Devil universe was talking to me and it was convincing me that it was time to return to my 1970s tour I was in the mood for a movie geared towards giving me a few entertaining thrills spills and chills I had no idea the movie was about boobsIn particular Jacueline Bisset s boobs The first five minutes of the film or maybe it is longer are of hernderwater in a white t shirt that left absolutely nothing to the. Eck of a sunken ship What they find lures them into a strange and increasingly terrifying encounte. The first novel I ever read This book is about a married couple that are searching a sunken vessel off the coast of Bermuda They soon discover that this vessel was carrying drugs The local drug lord wants these drugs The couple are adamant about not supplying the local drug lord and they are fighting for their livesI have never seen the movie that was developed from this book so this was all new for me It was a decent read What stood out about this book was the description of the dives as the characters searched the bottom of the ocean This was to be expected as Peter Benchley might be the ndisputed king of ocean themed *thrillers i liked all three of the main *I liked all three of the main but I do wish that the drug lord and his crew was fleshed out a little The theme of the drugs was always present but I wish the threat of the drug lord was of a menaceThis book is a go At first I wasn t sure that I d like this book but as it went on the elaborate story got and gripping This book was
intriguing and definitely a fun one to read Diversa wrecked ship and treasure hunters As was written by the author of JawsI expected something good But it was really bad After making a valiant effort to read itI threw in the towel and threw it away Wonder if the movie is somewhat better Cheesy 70s auatic suspense stories thy name is BenchleyI could not help but picture every 70s action movie in my head as I listened to this book While I was dipping my mental nachos in all this cheese I was having a pretty good time Not really award winning stuff but neither were the 70s action movies Just a little something to escape with on your weekend visit to the cinema with your friends over a bucket of popcorn and some snacks you snuck in So now that I have you craving nachos popcorn and contraband candy The story was interesting and along the way Benchley tries to educate the reader a bit with details about treasure hunting on shipwrecks The basic structure of the book was action seuence some nderwater treasure recovery a lesson on Spanish shipwrecks in Bermuda rinserepeat At times the repetition started to get old but not enough to ruin my book experience One complaint I have and complaint might be too strong of a word is that he included a few details that seemed to have such an important focus that I figured they were foreshadowing for se later in the story but they were not view spoilerexample In the beginning there is a story about people getting trapped in a rickety elevator from the beach and going crazy I figured that the elevator would be key in a climatic scene but it is barely mentioned again hide spoiler After Jaws I was hoping for This has a plot hole you could Captain A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon They dive on the reefs offshore looking for the wr. ,really intriguing and definitely a fun one to read Diversa wrecked ship and treasure hunters As
Imagination The director Peter Yates said that wet t shirt made him a very rich man Did it feel exploitive Absolutely I doubt Miss Bisset made as much money as Mr Yates Interesting fact this movie actually inspired the wet amateur t shirt contests that are so popular in the dance clubs during spring break at strip clubs in scroungy bars and at some backyard barbecuesor so I hear The movie after we move on from the
"boobs does tend "does tend follow the book fairly closely A couple Gail and David Sanders are on their honeymoon in Bermuda and for entertainment are diving a shipwreck in the bay and find some interesting trinkets One of *the least compelling items to them is an ampoule full of liuid *least compelling items to them is an ampoule full of liuid least ntil a man approaches them wanting to buy it How does he know they have it How did he find out so fast And why is he offering such an exorbitant fee David Sanders is played by Nick Nolte long before he wigged out and started looking like a walking freak show He is determined to play things close to the chest 1898 until they figure out with what and whom exactly they are dealing After a few enuires they are sent to a man named Treece who is interesting enough played by Robert Shaw He playedint in the movie version of Jaws also written by Peter Benchley In this movie he plays a similar character rough and ready distrustful of institutions but generally a good guy The ampoule is full of morphine and is from the wreck of an allied supply ship during World War 2 but it doesn t jive with the Pieces of Eight and other trinkets they found The morphine is worth a lot of money to the wrong kind of people and if those tens of thousands of ampoules are still intact on the bottom of the sea there is a fortune definitely worth killing for The people who want it are a black gang of voodoo worshiping smugglers who will do anything to get their hands on those ampoules This turns into one dangerous honeymoon for the Sanders as they and Treece try to recover the ampoules before Cloche and his gang At the same time they are trying to discover of the buried treasure from what turns out to be an older wreck Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, under the 1940s era wreck I think you can watch the movie which falls way short of the movie version of Jaws or read the book but there is probably no need to do bothnless you are a completist like me The book is fast paced and definitely has some Lay My Burden Down underwater chills which may have actually come across better in print than in the movie If you need a bit of escapism that won t make too many demands on your little gray cells this book will work perfectly 325 out of 5 starsMy Jaws ReviewIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at. R with past and present a struggle for salvage and survival along the floor of the sea in the deep.