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The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

rjdey's review against another edition

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adventurous 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

3.5

mcmorrdog's review against another edition

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adventurous funny inspiring lighthearted relaxing 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

4.25

loukar's review against another edition

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adventurous funny medium-paced

4.0

carreina's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted 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

3.75

This was a refreshing and lighthearted book that I could see being a fun summer movie. Kind of like Kong but actually more inclusive and interesting in the take of how Kaiju could actually exist. As a monster fan I was looking for more monster scenes from the book, but I’m happy with it otherwise. It’s an easy book to pick up and return to while reading other heavier books. A fun read overall 

jaymac's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted

4.5

caumphryes's review against another edition

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4.0

I very much enjoyed this. It is most definitely not my typical read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot was great, the characters were.interesting, and I had fun! Would definitely recommend even for.peiple who don't typically read sci-fi or whatever Genre this is considered ...HAHA.

caroledford's review against another edition

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medium-paced

3.75

jpraska006's review against another edition

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4.0

As others have pointed out, this book is a great popcorn flick in novel form. It touches on some real-life woes from the past few years and there are certainly some heavy moments, but Scalzi handles all of this with a sense of levity that makes it all just fun and breezy and a welcome, fantastical reprieve from reality. As of writing this, I've been digging into some of the classic Godzilla films, so this felt like great companion piece to that. There's a clear sense of reverence for kaiju as a concept and in pop. culture, and all the references to kaiju media were a lot of fun. Great narration from Wil Wheaton, solid audiobook overall!

chanreads_'s review against another edition

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3.5

This was a quick fun read. I quite like Scalzi's writing style and would be curious to pick up more from him. I do wish there was more to describe the kaiju and also to distinguish the characters from each other in the story as they all sounded like the same person spouting witty one liners, but still a fun ride.

ayeryn's review

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adventurous funny mysterious relaxing 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