MEG: A NOVEL OF DEEP TERROR -- what happens when the most vicious predator the earth has ever known is freed to once again hunt the oceans
Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten (Gere Donovan Press, 2011; 349 pages)
The title is short for Megalodon, an extinct species of prehistoric shark, that was essentially a sperm whale-sized great white -- a scary thought for anyone going into the ocean. The first chapter introduces this monster to the reader in a horrifying manner, when a poor, unsuspecting tyrannosaur learns that it is sometimes best to stay on shore. Not until that scene did I truly appreciate the opening scene of Jaws for you humans, and this first title of a series imagines a world where this Jaws on steroids is rediscovered in the modern day, during exploration of the Marianas Trench. It's far from great literature, but works as a really fun popcorn read full of action, scares, and shark on human violence.
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