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Eck of a sunken ship What they find lures them into a strange and increasingly terrifying encounte. 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 really intriguing and definitely a fun one to read

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The Deep

A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon They dive on the reefs offshore looking for the wr. 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 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 her underwater in a white t shirt that left absolutely nothing to the 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 to 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 at least until 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 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 played uint 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 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 both unless you are a completist like me The book is fast paced and definitely has some 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

CHARACTERS The Deep

R with past and present a struggle for salvage and survival along the floor of the sea in the deep. 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 undisputed king of ocean themed thrillers I liked all three of the main characters 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 good example of a beach read It is a thriller that takes place in the ocean and therefore we have the presence of sharks moray eels or dives that go horribly wrong It entertained and now I have to go watch the movie


10 thoughts on “The Deep

  1. says:

    ”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

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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 get much out of it

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  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    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 really intriguing and definitely a fun one to read

  7. says:

    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 it that much

  8. says:

    This book is about a married couple that are searching a sunken vessel off the coast of Bermuda They soon disco

  9. says:

    After Jaws I was hoping for This has a plot hole you could Captain a U boat through Too bad since the main character is well drawn perhaps too well since a backstory dump drags down chapter three If a crappy plot w

  10. says:

    The first novel I ever read

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