The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi (2022)

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I received The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi from Macmillan-Tor/Forge via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Do you ever see a book and think to yourself “This book was written for me to read and I need it in my life”? That was my reaction when the premise of John Scalzi’s latest novel, The Kaiju Preservation Society, was announced. And let me tell you, boos and ghouls, it exceeded every single one of my expectations.

The Kaiju Preservation Society is lead by Scalzi’s signature rapier wit and dialogue-driven story, so if either of those things don’t appeal to you then you’re gonna have a bad time. But personally I find both to be super engaging and entertaining. 

Speaking of entertaining? Giant. nuclear. monsters. I am here for them and everything they bring with them — and this novel is no exception. As wowed as I was by the premise of The Kaiju Preservation Society, the actualisation of it is just so much fun. There are things you would expect from a monster story and things that you absolutely wouldn’t expect but that are even more welcome for it. 

In The Kaiju Preservation Society Scalzi manages a fascinating sci-fi novel with fast paced, witty action that never takes itself too seriously but is still seriously entertaining. If you like fun monster novels then The Kaiju Preservation Society is a must read. 



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