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MEG: Primal Waters by Steve Alten
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MEG: Primal Waters (edition 2004)

by Steve Alten (Author)

Series: Meg (Book 3)

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New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten's Meg: Primal Waters continues his thrilling action adventure series--the basis for the feature film The Meg, starring Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor. It was the apex predator of all time, the most fearsome creature that ever lived -- a 70-foot, 70,000 pound Great White shark. Hundreds of 7-inch serrated teeth filled jaws that could swallow an elephant whole. It could sense its prey miles away, inhaling its scent as it registered the beat of its fluttering heart, and if you ever came close enough to see the monster...it was already too late. Eighteen years have passed since Jonas Taylor last crossed paths with carcharodon Megalodon. Now a middle-aged father of two, he is overwhelmed by mountains of bills and the daily strife of raising a family. But life is about to change. A Hollywood television producer wants Jonas to join his new survival series: Daredevils. For the next six weeks, two teams of crazy daredevils on a South Pacific Ocean voyage will try to outperform one another in front of the cameras. Jonas needs the money, and the job of doing the color commentary seems easy enough. But behind the scenes, someone else is pulling the strings. And before it's over, Jonas will again come face to face with the most dangerous creatures ever to stalk the Earth.… (more)
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Title:MEG: Primal Waters
Authors:Steve Alten (Author)
Info:Forge Books (2004), 368 pages
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I think I must have been more than usually willing to suffer trash this month. Do I like trash? Well... sometimes... especially when it's horror trash.

This fits the bill... a little. :) Jaws on steroids. Chum in the water. A Reality TV show going really, really wrong.

Well, that part was pretty cool. :)

What I didn't care all that much for was the MC's. Jonah in his late sixties is kinda... hmmm... expectedly or unexpectedly boring. His damaged wife, too.

For the most part, I just waited to see who would become shark food. That's Okay. :)

I will never recommend this series unless you A: LOVE SHARKS or B: LOVE to see sharks EAT PEOPLE.

Fortunately, there's a big market for this kind of thing, so I don't have to single-handedly support the industry. :) ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Descriptions are literally copy-pasted from the previous books in the series. Fewer loving descriptions of bare breasts in this one, but lots of thong bikinis. Jonas goes from bemoaning his aching back in one scene to outswimming a Meg in the next. Too much bopping between plotlines-- at one point I actually lost track of how many Megs were in action. Overall, total fantasy-fulfillment lit for retired men. ( )
  being_b | Jan 8, 2020 |
A great summertime, beach time, pool time book. No it's not Shakespeare, but it is entertaining fantastical, death, destruction, and mayhem. Also the people you most want harmed, invariably get eaten. ( )
  zmagic69 | Jul 23, 2017 |
From Amazon:

Eighteen years have passed since Angel, the Megalodon shark broke free of the Tanaka Lagoon and returned to the Mariana Trench. Meanwhile, Jonas Taylor-adventurer, has become Jonas Taylor, middle-aged father of two, overwhelmed by mountains of bills and the daily strife of raising a family. But life is about to change.

A Hollywood television producer wants Jonah to join his new survival series: Daredevils. For the next six weeks, two teams of crazy daredevils on a South Pacific Ocean voyage on-board a replica of a Spanish Galleon will try to outperform one another in front of the cameras. Jonas needs the money, and the job seems easy enough-doing color commentary. But behind the scenes, someone else is pulling the strings. And before it's over, Jonas, Terry, and Mac will again come face to face with the most dangerous creatures ever to stalk the Earth.

My Thoughts:

Sharks are some of the scariest creatures for movies, and even though the Megs aren't the focus of the TV crew in this novel, they might as well have been. Jonas Taylor's character, strong in the previous Meg books, proves that an old man can still grab some attention in the world. But the bad guys aren't slacking either, with the real star of the books, the Meg, causing some havoc left and right of the protagonists. Still written in Steve Alten's inimitable style, Primal Waters manages to deliver gut-wrenching punches every step of the way. If the first two Meg books gave you shivers and made you afraid to go into the water, then this latest installment will make you afraid of everything liquid. After all, who wouldn't be terrified of a giant, glowing-white shark devouring people? ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
You're kidding right? There is no way this mass appeal lowest common denominator book is worth more than two stars. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
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New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten's Meg: Primal Waters continues his thrilling action adventure series--the basis for the feature film The Meg, starring Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor. It was the apex predator of all time, the most fearsome creature that ever lived -- a 70-foot, 70,000 pound Great White shark. Hundreds of 7-inch serrated teeth filled jaws that could swallow an elephant whole. It could sense its prey miles away, inhaling its scent as it registered the beat of its fluttering heart, and if you ever came close enough to see the monster...it was already too late. Eighteen years have passed since Jonas Taylor last crossed paths with carcharodon Megalodon. Now a middle-aged father of two, he is overwhelmed by mountains of bills and the daily strife of raising a family. But life is about to change. A Hollywood television producer wants Jonas to join his new survival series: Daredevils. For the next six weeks, two teams of crazy daredevils on a South Pacific Ocean voyage will try to outperform one another in front of the cameras. Jonas needs the money, and the job of doing the color commentary seems easy enough. But behind the scenes, someone else is pulling the strings. And before it's over, Jonas will again come face to face with the most dangerous creatures ever to stalk the Earth.

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