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The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

10 reviews

megj23's review against another edition

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adventurous funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.5


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aidareads's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

this got me out of a reading slump + made me laugh out loud on several occasions + it was amazing!!!! i’m so glad i discovered scalzi i’m gonna be munching on his work until there’s nothing left

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callmekt's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No
It's a Scalzi book so it's got its usual Scalzi components: competent people, assholes getting called out, an attempt at a narrator of indeterminate gender, funny bits, a lot of dialogue, and lots of exposition happening in the dialogue. 

That said, it's a fun romp and adventure. Reads like it would make a killer screen adaptation. Hollywood, please produce this. 

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devynreadsnovels's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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athryn's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

This was great, I devoured it in one day, almost in one sitting! To be fair, I was camping, so there wasn't much to distract me, but this was a great light read. 

Scalzi is definitely back to form after the somewhat disappointing Interdependency series. This had some great fantasy/wish fulfillment going on. I could kind of see this getting turned into a film or a TV series. 

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caseythereader's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5


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abi_carter's review against another edition

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It just wasn't moving very fast and there eat more swearing than I enjoy reading.

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uranaishi's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful informative lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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purplepenning's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.75


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bookwyrmknits's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.75

This book is (in the author's words) "a pop song. It's meant to be light and catchy, with three minutes of hooks and choruses for you to sing along with, and then you're done and you go on with your day, hopefully with a smile on your face." It was a ton of fun to read, and while I knew approximately how the ending was going to go it didn't matter because getting there was more fun than being surprised would have been.

The book is set with COVID as a backdrop for the beginning of it, but the pandemic isn't the main focus of the book and once we get to the kaiju part, COVID doesn't actually matter at all. This is the perfect kind of contemporary fiction for me right now: something that doesn't ignore current events, and yet also legitimately doesn't dwell on them or make me need to remember them. It's a perfect example of escape fiction in all the best ways.

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