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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.
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The review of this Book prepared by Vadim Akhanov

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!
The review of this Book prepared by BethG

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!
The review of this Book prepared by RODNEY POWELL

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Plot & Themes

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:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Water adventure    -   Yes Water:    -   wet animal attack!

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   lifeboat    -   scuba under    -   submarining    -   drowning

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   eaten Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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