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Meg (Meg, Bk 1)
Meg - Meg, Bk 1
Author: Steve Alten
On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with terror. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor remains haunted years later by what he saw. Written off as a crackpot, he insists that the prehistoric shark known as Carcharodon megalodon still swims the deep underwater chasms. — Only a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553579109
ISBN-10: 055357910X
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 104 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I love shark stories, JAWS was my favorite as a kid..

This book is hard to put down.
zetetic avatar reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This fish makes "Jaws" look like a family pet and a minature one at that -
was interesting enough that I read it a second time when I started running really short of reading material
AWelch avatar reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Love this book. Gave my mom nightmares and my brother couldn't finish it because it scared him so bad, but I love it! Edge of your seat read.
reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
It was a very quick and light read. I did enjoy it, but I felt the author kind of crammed some stuff in towards the end of the book. It was a good break book from the type of genre I have been reading.
ckataoka avatar reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I loved Meg. Much more terrifying than Jaws. Very quick and reasy read.

Hopefully this will be made into a movie.
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reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
An exciting, fast moving adventure of the leviathan of the deep. Well written with characters that you can get your teeth into.
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just started reading this book series... It's absolutely amazing! I love how detailed the author is, in every aspect of the book. When the Meg attacks a dino, Steve gives every detail, just like painting a picture. I could see it come alive as he explained it. It is a violent book, with at least 6 people dying, and all the deaths are described in detail. But it makes the story unforgettable. There is also a little bit of language, but when you've got a book this good, you learn to look over the cussing. I can't wait until the movie comes out! Pretty sure it'll be rated R!! But of course, who doesn't like to watch a horror movie every once in a while. Steve Alten is a great author, and I can't wait until I order his next book in the MEG series!
barbsis avatar reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 1076 more book reviews
Touted as "Jurassic Shark", Meg is a 60 foot, 30,000 pound prehistoric shark - kinda like a great white but much hungrier and nastier. This book is amazing...way more entertaining and awe-inspiring than Jaws. Meg is one mean mother attacking and killing anything that moves - surfers, whales, even submarines. This is an action packed adventure which grabs you on page one and doesn't let go.
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Jaws meets Jurassic Park. A prehistoric shark (Carcharodon megalodon) is hiding out in the deepest part of the ocean when she is disturbed by divers and starts to run a muck.
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If you like ocean-going sci-fi thrillers, this is a good read. Parts of it are a little hokey, and some of the characters are a bit one-dimensional, but it's fast-paced and entertaining. The Meg is definitely one baaaaaaaaaad fishy, and a lot of people end up as unwilling fish food.
It ain't JAWS, but it ain't bad!
DEC avatar reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
A quick read, lots of action.
reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
A good story written somewhatbadly. Still fun to read.
reviewed Meg (Meg, Bk 1) on + 636 more book reviews
This was exciting (though I did sort of know what would happen from reading _Meg: Primal Waters_). It was also, in many ways, similar to that book, but it was exciting nonetheless. It was certainly a fast read. I wish I had read them in order...

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