|Plot Summary of Meg|
|"Seven years ago, scientist Jonas Taylor panicked while in his submersible, accidentally killing two people. Taylor thought he saw a prehistoric, supposedly extinct Carcharodon Megalodon, a prehistoric shark. Meg, as she is affectionately known in the story, escapes her dungeon in the depths of the Mariana Trench and gets loose in the open ocean. Taylor's job is to track her down before she sets off a chain of events that destroys the oceanic ecosystem. The only trouble is Meg is a huge 65 foot long 40,000 lb shark!"
BethG, Resident Scholar
|"Meg is short for Megaldon Shark, a prehistoric ancestor of a great white shark that is over 60ft in length.One is found and is on the rampage and the only one who can stop her is the scientist who survive one of it's attacks. Alten gives
us whole new reason to be afraid of the water and his monster makes Benchley's shark look like a goldfish.This novel has nonstop thrills and chills.One critic had one brilliant description of this novel that sums it up: Jurassic Shark!"
RODNEY POWELL, Resident Scholar
|"In the book "MEG" Steve Alten tells us how many years ago, on a top secret scientific exploatory dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with an ancient monster too horrifying for his modern mind to contemplate. He was the sole survivor of the creature's wrath that day."
Vadim Akhanov, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Meg|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- wet animal attack!
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- average physique
- natural phenomena
Monster of some sort?
- pleasure/love boat
- scuba under
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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