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The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

20 reviews

apersonfromflorida'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
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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lod's review against another edition

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

4.0

While not the deepest novel much like the Kaiju movies it draws inspiration from entertaining and fun. The plot twists were predictable but they’re also tropes for a reason.

The characters felt like scientists and I appreciated the attempt to sorta make Kaiju plausible biologically. It was better than most attempts I’ve seen at doing that. 

My biggest issue is that jokes didn’t really get a chance to land. Character 1 would say the joke and then character 2 would repeat the joke which made a lot of them less funny to me. 

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saracat's review against another edition

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

4.25

In the author’s note at the end of the book, Scalzi compares the book to a pop song, which, having finished the book makes perfect sense to me. There are things, especially about the kaiju that don’t make complete sense and aren’t fully explained. But for the purpose of the story being told, that is not really needed. 

To keep the cast of named characters small, it definitely feels  like Scalzi very deliberately put them in, even if it feels like others would be more likely to there instead. But, again, this isn’t a serious type of story, so I don’t feel put off by this obvious stepping in of the author to orchestrate people’s placement for the story to work. 

The main characters are fun and the antagonist characters are fun to hate. 

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arlaubscher's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny inspiring mysterious 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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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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breezer'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
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

Now this was FUN

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ehoustonmyatt's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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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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iono's review against another edition

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

2.75


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jennifox's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective medium-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

2.75


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