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The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

drphld's review against another edition

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

4.5

kblum15's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny mysterious 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

3.75

nclcaitlin's review against another edition

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3.5

Welcome to Jurassic Park! Just kidding, it’s an alternate universe Greenland where Kaijus can tear holes through reality if they’re not monitored. 

Scalzi always manages the perfect blend of world-building, action, humour, and whacky science to keep you on your toes, engaged, and non-stop laughing. 

Expect nuclear exploding Kaijus, helicopter rides to shoot horny pheromones at Bella and Edward, and terrifying tourists trips. And a lot of fun millennial popular culture references. 
 
“I was just thinking that Edward’s Tumescent Cloaca would have been an excellent band name.”
“Emo, obviously,” Kahurangi said.
“Their first album glistened with promise, but their follow-up was a little flaccid.”
“Their third album was really shitty.”
“To be fair, the competition was stiff that year.”
“I just thought that they should have showed more spunk.”

The audiobook was a really good performance too!!

doxcy's review against another edition

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adventurous funny 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? No

4.5

audreyd93's review against another edition

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3.0

It was a fun, quick read. Kinda got bored there in the middle. But it was still fun. Would be a cool movie.

floppyscoops'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

3.75

penndred's review against another edition

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

3.0

glynis'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

4.0

sammi620's review against another edition

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

2.5

jerefi's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced

4.0