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Meg by Steve Alten
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Nov 07, 2011

it was amazing
Read in August, 2011

I really liked this book, I am into sharks, Megalodon especially, so it interested me. Brief history: Carcharodon Megalodon, was a prehistoric shark, which experts believe could have been as large as 80ft in length. The believe, although are not certain that they died out about 50,000 to half a million years ago. Some believe they still exist...
Fact: HMS Challenger between 1872 and 1876, performed the World's first Undersea exploration. Well, they dredged sea bottoms in various spots around the world. One of which is known as the Marian Trench. One spot in the Trench has, in honour of HMS. Challenger been called. Challenger Deep. It is the deepest known point in the oceans, with a depth of 10,902 metres (35,768 ft) to 10,916 metres (35,814 ft.
The book MEG, and its sequels. MEG: The Trench. MEG: Primal Water. MEG: Hell's Aquraium. All deal with this creature, but there is a lot more going on in all the books. They are lso about conservation. There is an intriguing plot in this book, which evolves around the story of how the Megalodons were rediscovered, and what happened.
It is an extremely good book, even though it is aimed at getting young adult and teenagers, to read. Yes there is gore in it, but it is not out of context of the storyline. Hey, imagine an 70ft shark attacking a boat...
That said, it is an very entertaining book. The main character is a very trouble man and has problems of his own, added onto those are the problems of the monster shark and other events that all conspire. I really enjoyed reading MEG. I hope I may have interested even one other to look and read it, and the following 5 books. I know I have only listed 4. The 5th book MEG: Night Stalkers, isn't available until next year.

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