A review of The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

Another fun adventure from John Scalzi! This book has the most descriptive title of any book I've read this year. It's about the Kaiju Preservation Society, and it's about what you'd expect from a book with that title.

If you're not familiar with John Scalzi, he writes books that are heavy on a specific type of banter. I personally enjoy it, but sometimes the banter overrides the unique voices of his characters, and that is especially the case in this book. If you're reading quickly it can actually be difficult to distinguish characters via their 'voice', and so the book is more heavily reliant on dialogue tags than I might like. The banter is fun though!

If you're looking for a book that has large scifi monsters, nuclear explosions, fun worldbuilding, and is heavy on lines like "what the actual fuck", this is the book for you.

I'm tagging this with 'alternate history', but that classification is a little tenuous since the book is set in 2020. Technically correct, the best kind of correct.

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Fantastic creatures
Adventure
Multiverse
Humor
Alternate history

You can order the book from Amazon here (as an Amazon Associate Compelling Science Fiction may earn a very small amount from qualifying purchases, which helps with server costs). I did not receive any incentives (financial or otherwise) to review this book, but I was sent an early access copy by the publisher.

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