Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten

Posted: June 28, 2015 in Books
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The Megaladon, the prehistoric ancestor of today’s great white sharks, has been long considered extinct, until a group of marine scientists begin studying the depths of the Mariana Trench. For thousands of years these enormous creatures have been trapped 7 miles below the ocean surface in the warm depths of the trench – heated by geothermal ducts – unable to pass through the frigid temperatures above. Finally, because of a mistake by the oceanographers, the monster is released.

What’s better to read at the beach than a book about a 60-foot, giant shark? I sit hear listening to the sounds of children laughing and dogs barking, the rolling of the waves and the the calls of the seagulls and I have to wonder … what if?

I picked this book expecting a cheesy book version of shark movies produced by The Asylum – which I love. But it was actually an unexpectedly well written thriller. According to Wikipedia, Alten has been shopping the story around production studios. I would so watch this movie!



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