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by Meg Files

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Meg Files
ISBN: 0939149591
ISBN13: 978-0939149599
Language: English
Publisher: Soho Press; First Edition edition (January 9, 1991)
Pages: 264
Fb2 eBook: 1834 kb
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I bought Meridian 144 for some reading variety. And Meg Files has done it with a plot that just keeps the reader encaptured form the first page through the last.

I bought Meridian 144 for some reading variety. About half of what I read is sci-fi and fantasy, the other half is everything from nonfiction to westerns. The mood of this story reminded me of I Am Legend.

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Meridian 144. by. Files, Meg, 1946-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on August 31, 2011. 303 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. She is 50 feet underwater, scuba diving on an old sunken warship in the harbor of a Pacific island, which is about as far away as she can get from her unhappy divorce, a string of unfulfilling affairs and her persistent lack of conviction about her life. Meg Files. Permuted Press, 20 февр. In the tradition of visionary, end-of-the-world novels, Files's debut rates low, as a woman survives a nuclear holocaust only to spend the rest of her time on earth contemplating her botched-up love. Kit Manning wonders if Tano Island will be for her a point of departure to somewhere better. Get weekly book recommendations .

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Carly Robins, Meg Files. A young woman and her lover are scuba diving on an old sunken warship off a Pacific island when the world above them on the surface turns into a monstrous fireball. The sunken wreck shudders and tips. This spectacularly conceived story may well assume a place somewhere between Nevil Shute's On the Beach and Margaret Atwood's Surfacing.

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Kitty Manning is fifty feet underwater off a South Pacific island when nuclear bombs devastate the world. When she emerges from the sea, it is as if for the first time. Everything has changed. No one else can define her life anymore. . . Or save it.
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Maximilianishe
I bought Meridian 144 for some reading variety. About half of what I read is sci-fi and fantasy, the other half is everything from nonfiction to westerns. The mood of this story reminded me of I Am Legend.

Other post-apocalyptic stories that I’ve read that I liked better include Wool, One Second After, and World War Z.

I haven’t seen any of the movies or TV series from the following book series, but I did read the first books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Twilight, Outlander, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Long Earth, Divergent, etc. I sample a lot of first books, but I don’t read many complete series. (Who has that much time?) The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and The Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series by George Martin are a couple of exceptions.

I’ve read both of those series more than once. Both are five star. The first three books in The Song of Ice and Fire series are the best. The Game of Thrones TV series is also five star. The first two Hunger Games movies are five star, but then they got greedy and tried to make two movies out of the Mockingjay book when there was barely enough source material there for one movie. The first two books in The Hunger Games trilogy are better than third book, Mockingjay, and the first two movies, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, are better than the two Mockingjay movies.

Starship Troopers (1959) (not like the movie) by Robert A. Heinlein is the book that got me started in sci-fi adventures, and has remained one of my top five favorite military science fiction adventure stories for decades. The Forever War (1974) by Joe Haldeman, Armor (1984) by John Steakley, Ender’s Game (1985) by Orson Scott Card and Old Man’s War (2005) by John Scalzi, round out my top five military sci-fi adventure stories.

If you like any of the above you might also like Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series, Taylor Anderson’s Destroyermen series, Andre Norton’s Star Soldiers, Andy Weir’s The Martian, or Frank Herbert’s Dune. Other sci-fi and fantasy authors I like include Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Paolo Bacigalupi, Arthur C. Clarke, Earnest Cline, Suzanne Collins, Abe Evergreen, Terry Goodkind, Hugh Howey, Robert Jordan, George Martin, Larry Niven, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Coirad
This is an excellent book, and I echo the kudos other reviewers have expressed. The plot is exciting and unpredictable, the characters are finely wrought, and the scenic descriptions are stark and oddly beautiful. I think, though, that the element that most raises this book well above the run-of-the-mill dystopian novels, is the portrayal of the protagonist as a real, complex, and sympathetic woman. The book alternates between the present, when the main character comes into her potential by facing challenging and often desperate situations, and her earlier life, when small hurdles and modern comforts allowed her to slide through without having to face the real choices about what matters. It is a fine read indeed.
furious ox
After reconnecting with the author at a recent class reunion, I knew I had to read her books. I have just completed Meridian 144 and found it to be a real page turner. The scenes really connected to my high school years when thoughts of Russia using the atomic bomb and it's aftermath were worrisome in the minds of kids and their families. The thought of being anywhere but home if this apocalyptic incident occurred was at least comforting. Being on an a remote island with no family, and only tour past memories to get one through this tragedy was frightening. This book not only makes us look at the past, but drives home the fact that our country may be facing a similar event in another part if the world. The heroine is one gutsy young woman. One that most women would want to emulate if an end if the world scenario were to happen. Superb, thought provoking and hauntingly realistic in today's world. Loved it Meg! Keep writing!
Yla
What does everyone want in a good read? It's the plot! And Meg Files has done it with a plot that just keeps the reader encaptured form the first page through the last. Moreover, the story rings long after the last page, as the reader mentally reviews it, even extending the plot to "what happens next?" This book is great, and it screams for a sequel!
Katishi
In this excellent apocalyptic story, writting during a time when the Soviet Union was supposedly the worst threat to Liberty and the American way of life, Files supposed the tables had turned, that the Middle East would become the source of annihilation. Too close for comfort in these turbulent times, that dis-ease with world events plays out in the ultimate disaster novel. Through the miasma of human hubris that wipes out life as we know it, the heroine discovers herself, comes to grips with her past, and defines her future. The novel is fluid and brilliant, tightly woven, touching to the end. Non-stop flight. Four thumbs-up.
Mushicage
From the first chapter, I was "hooked," which is what a novel is supposed to do. The premise is unique (underwater while a nuclear bomb goes off then emerge to a ruined world). I was also impressed by the details of diving technology that made the plot plausible. It's a fun read!
xander
This book is mostly exciting. The writing is superb and the plot is unique. I thought it was going to be another "On The Beach," but I was wrong. I had a little problem with all the past to present segues and since I was most interested in the present story got a bit bored. But it is a worthwhile read.
Meg Files writes great fiction: important, moving, and entertaining. This book is full of high-stakes danger, choices, and consequence. It's bravely written, scary, page-turning novel with a strong and admirable young woman (and dog) braving the worst odds, and surviving.
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