Meg

Meg

A Novel of Deep Terror

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Jonas Taylor, a paleontologist and ex-undersea submersible pilot, becomes a reluctant participant in a deep-water mission, an expedition that brings him face to face with the Megalodon, a prehistoric, massive predator and ancestor of the great white shark

Blackwell North Amer
In a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists - Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
Written off as a crackpot, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time.

Baker
& Taylor

Jonas Taylor, a paleontologist and ex-undersea submersible pilot, becomes a reluctant participant in a deep-water mission, an expedition that brings him face to face with the Megalodon, a prehistoric, massive predator and ancestor of the great white shark. A first novel. 250,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385489058
0385489056
Branch Call Number: ALT
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 24 cm.

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bookycakes
Aug 07, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows that I am ALL ABOUT SHARKS. You say sharks, I say bring them on.
This was a great start to what I know is at least a 5-book series- short, sharky, and completely fun. More words would mean more character development, and in this novel, all I want is the Megalodon. Sure, the descriptions of the Meg attacking whales got a little repetitive, but I read this book because I want allllll the sharky things, and MEG delivered. I want more intense chase scenes and more of a hunt instead of them just stumbling across the shark at convenient times, but I am absolutely picking up the next books to see how Alten's writing adds depth to characters I don't yet care about, and I can't WAIT for the movie next year.

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steve_gibbins
Aug 26, 2016

A really good read, addictive & almost impossible to put down. Shame that the libray doesn't have the 1st book in the series.

JennaZeeLibrarian Oct 08, 2015

Everything I wanted from a tale about a gigantic shark emerging from the deep to inflict terror upon the modern world. Bloody, campy good fun.

avonamiem Jun 22, 2015

This book is a thrill a minute read and I highly recommend the entire series. It just gets better every time I read it!

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ggrandel
Aug 20, 2014

Just for a while pretend that Megalodon could still exist.If you are willing to let your imagination run free and go with the flow, this book will have you thinking twice about taking a dip in the ocean. Exciting,scary fun.

BeccaBB Jul 16, 2012

Meg is exactly what you are expecting it to be. A highly improbable plot where a megalodon has survived and is now terrorizing the oceans. You have all the usual characters: the save the shark crew, the kill the shark crew, the expert no one listens to until it’s too late. There aren’t too many surprises. You are not going to be blown away by the great writing or intricate plotting. But if you are picking up the book in the first place I don’t really think that’s what you’re looking for. It was what I was in the mood for at the time so I enjoyed reading it. It has the appropriate amount of people getting eaten, bloody scenes, people getting in each other’s way and good plans going wrong along with some mayhem and things exploding. There were even some shark facts thrown in. And a few people who you honestly didn’t know if they would get eaten or not. Good stuff. If you like that sort of thing.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

Several years ago on an deep exploratory dive, Jonas Taylor encountered a monster which he believed was a Meg - a prehistoric Carcharodon Megalodon. He was left the sole survivor of her attack, but the experts do not believe his story. Now, something has caused Meg to awaken, and she is heading towards the surface.

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