You are encouraged to read the 1974 novel
by American writer Peter Benchley
before the movie showing.
Jaws is a 1974 novel by American writer Peter Benchley.
It tells the story of a great white shark that preys upon a small resort town and the voyage of three men trying to kill it.
The novel grew out of Benchley's interest in shark attacks after he learned about the exploits of shark fisherman Frank Mundus in 1964.