Oh boy, this is SOOO true! And many times, the books are better. Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes, The Invisible Man, Dracula, Jaws, Gulliver's Travels, The Black Stallion, Bambi, Pinnochio, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, and so many others, are all books I've read.
Jaws - The peaceful resort town of Amity, Massachusetts has always depended upon its thriving summer tourist trade to get it through the lean winter months ahead. But when a swimmer is killed by a great white shark, Sheriff Brody faces great opposition when he proposes to close the beaches, right before the 4th of July holiday weekend.