As soon as I saw The Meg movie and found out that it was a book first I knew I had to get my hands on the copy of the book. I wound up getting a copy and then it set on my shelf for a few years before I got a hold of the audiobook. I am so glad that I listened to the audiobook because now I have to get my hands on the rest of the books in this series.
It has been a while since I have watched this movie but it is one of my favorites and I used to watch it all the time when it came out. This is one in which I couldn’t decide whether the book or movie was better because they were both good in their own ways. I highly recommend reading the book if you have seen the movie, watching the movie if you have read the book, and if you haven’t done either what are you waiting for go watch the movie and read the book.
The pacing of the audiobook matched the pacing of the movie and what I really enjoyed was that you felt like you were watching the movie take place as you listened to the story. I wonder if this would be a similar experience if you were reading the book rather than listening. Something else that was great about this book was that it built up the story about The Meg by giving you history and science but it fit in to the story so it didn’t feel like it was info dumping.
Something else that the movie does really well that I felt the book was lacking in was eliciting emotions in you. I felt that the pacing of the book didn’t allow me to get invested in the characters so I didn’t really care for things that happened to them. The only reason that I cared for some of them was due to understanding from the movie of who was who.
Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.