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- Verlag: Meg; Auflage: MP3 - CD. (9. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1494550857
- ISBN-13: 978-1494550851
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,5 x 18,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 170 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.319.879 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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am 25. Januar 2000
Suffice it to say that this novel is really nothing special. But, in its defense, I must say that this wasn't the worst book that I've ever read (if you care to read a horrible shark novel, try Jaws by Peter Benchley - quite possibly the worst book ever written in my humble opinion... and it's up against some pretty stiff competition). This book did, indeed, hold my interest for a while - one of the better "shark novels" that have hit the bookshelves(though I have yet to read one that is particularly good). In the 'minus' column, however, the book suffered from an over-used plot (i.e. - shark comes, shark eats a lot of people, shark dies), a horribly-written prologue, boring characters, and a complete let-down of an ending. So why, you might ask, did I give it 3 stars instead of just 1? Well, I find it to be a guilty pleasure of mine to read about an evil creature devouring innoncent human beings... wouldn't you agree? Besides, it was obvious the poor man put quite a bit of effort into this thing; that certainly counts, doesn't it? But anyway, despite this being a really exaggerated tale(a 60-foot shark launches its entire body-length out of the water? Please.), I found the theories expressed here to be eerily believable. Which is perhaps why I enjoyed the book more than I should have. I believe the follow up to this one - The Trench - shows a lot of potential, and am eagar to check that one out, as well. But as for this being a 5-star piece of art, I'm just not sure I can agree with those dumb kids' reviews that you'll find below - they obviously haven't even picked up a good work of literature. Seriously, anyone who thinks this is a perfect book should have their head examined - if you want great science fiction, read anything by Michael Crichton (his latest novel, Timeline, is excellent, by the way) or Ray Bradbury. So, bottom line, if you're searching for a worthy piece of writing, save your money and look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you're in the mood for a loads-of-fun-yet-laughably-cliched underwater adventure, this is the most defintely the ticket.
am 17. Juni 1998
This astonishing book is noteworthy and will probably last a little while as an example of how crass, how calculating, how utterly divorced from any legitimate interest in advancing literature(or even just a well told yarn for public consumption) the publishing industry has gotten. The story is shamelessly stolen from JAWS, the science is made up, and Alten is really a basketball coach, not a writer. The story reads like Barny, the dinosaur, wrote it. It's actually funny in parts, but it was not meant to be. The author claims to have done lots of research which is simply impossible given the incredible number of errors. At the end of the book Alten recomends "Great White Shark" by Richard Ellis and John McCosker as an excellent source for those seeking information about Megalodons. In the LA times Book Review of MEG July 20, 1996, Richard Ellis questions how Doubleday can, "justify paying a million dollars for this outrageously awful book, crammed with egregious errors of fact, and stuffed to the gills with writing so awful that it would insult the intelligence of a sea cucumber..." and "whenever the author discusses biology, paleontology, oceanography, or any other recognized scientific subject, he gets it wrong." This is not just a bad book. It is an outrageous attempt at ripping off the public by disguising the worst sort of trash as something readable. Alten can burn a reader once, but not twice. No one wants a second bite of a rotten apple. Richard Ellis finished his review of "MEG" in the LA Times book review, "I am more than a little embarrassed to see that in his author's note, Alten acknowledges me and McCosker for our book "Great White Shark"...If "MEG" is what we spawned, then we ought to be ashamed of ourselves too." Richard Ellis is right.
am 3. März 1999
In the Author's Note, Steve Alten writes, "A tremendous amount of research went into the making of this novel in order to maintain a high degree of realism." Um, no. Research? Yeah right. Realism? Look elsewhere. Novel? HOW ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH WAS THIS EVER PRINTED??? MEG is without a doubt the WORST book I have ever read. I picked it up expecting a great in-flight read about sharks, the ocean, and suspense (all things i thoroughly enjoy). Now I'm ready to burn it. This book has it all: thoughtless plot, two-dimensional, cartoon characters, utter abandonment of reality, 100% predictability, terrible, uninspired writing style...need I continue? Well, I will anyway. Within one page of being introduced to a character, I could tell whether or not he/she was good or bad. If bad, he/she was gauraunteed shark fodder. The suspense was non-existent due to the author's poor grasp of the language, as were the descriptions, and any shreds of scientific research came across as so much unimpressive b.s. I'm disgusted that book critics could call this whale-sized underwater turd "an adrenaline-pumping thriller," or even compare it to Michael Crichton novels, which are by no means great. Steve Alten, please, I'm begging you, go back to sports medicine.
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I just finished reading Meg last night. What a great book! I just couldn't put it down. it's the first book I have read in a while and I finished it in 3 days.Lesen Sie weiter
One-dimensional characters you're glad to see eaten, questionable science and events so far-fetched they defy the laws of physics and common sense. A waste of time.
This novel was definately a disappointment. One can only recycle the same story so many times before it becomes a bland mess.Lesen Sie weiter
This book was both average and excellent. I wanted to give it only three stars because of the anemic supporting character development and the sometimes weak plot progression.Lesen Sie weiter
Whilst traveling i`ve read quite a few books,Meg was my fifteenth in three months and all i can say is wow,i`ve read books quickly but never in less then sixteen hours,i found...Lesen Sie weiter
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