Rakshasa
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October 26th, 2016, 1:23 pm #361

Agreed, the novel is really good.
Hey, how much for the Buick?
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November 10th, 2017, 7:17 am #362

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November 11th, 2017, 9:09 pm #363

Hausenfan wrote: I also loved the novel. I actually spoke to Hank Searls on a call in radio show (Candy Jones) congratulating him on a job well done. Too bad the movie was not as good. On a side note, Cracked Magazine (major competitor to Mad) followed the novels storyline closely. They wanted to get the mag out to coincide with the film, and had to construct the parody before seeing the movie.
There was a quite a glut of JAWS 2 material around that spring/summer: the movie, the John Williams lp (not nearly as brilliant as JAWS, of course, but Williams surprisingly took a largely fresh approach), the novel, the CRACKED satire and the later MAD satire, etc. I had read the novel and the CRACKED satire, which came out right before the movie, but it still made absolutely no sense - it was clear the author had never seen the thing and had bizarre characters 'played' by WC Fields and Robert Mitchum. It looks like somebody auctioned off John Severin's original artwork a while ago:

https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comi ... 66-94799.s#

I first encountered the novel, or a version of the novel, a few months before when Reader's Digest featured a G rated very digested version in their 'Condensed Novel' series (my mom was a subscriber). It focused mainly on the adorable orphan seal and the shark's unborn babies (including a undersized sharklette with lots of spunk) with Brody et al almost secondary characters. It also featured several illustrations that looked like they came from a Beverly Cleary book. Mike Brody was a dead ringer for a slightly older Henry Huggins.

I later got a copy of the complete novel. The cover was slightly different than most of the PR art, featuring the shark looming behind the kids on the sailboat rather than the water skier.
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August 10th, 2018, 8:02 pm #364

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August 10th, 2018, 11:07 pm #365




WTF Have you seen what these are worth?
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August 10th, 2018, 11:51 pm #366

I read the JAWS 2 Log and the Novel. Enjoyed them both - maybe more than the movie.
"I saw what I saw when I saw it!"
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August 11th, 2018, 12:14 am #367

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August 11th, 2018, 4:37 am #368

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CHEROKEEBRUCE wrote:


WTF Have you seen what these are worth?
Yes, I’ve seen what they’re worth and I still wouldn’t sell my two (white cover) copies. A very good book and a nice companion to THE JAWS LOG.

I’ve never seen the red coloured version for sale anywhere. Is it a reprint or from a different country? I have both the US and UK editions of THE JAWS LOG (1975). I prefer the UK cover.
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August 11th, 2018, 6:02 am #369

THE JAWS LOG 2 DELL 1ST PRINTING JULY 1978.

JAWS LOG U.S.A. & U.K.

DUTCH & GERMAN.
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August 12th, 2018, 2:07 am #370

I have a copy of THE JAWS 2 LOG. The red one. I didn't realize it was worth money. 
Hey, how much for the Buick?
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