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The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
About the Book
They’re big, they’re bad and they’re about to become extinct . . .
Jamie’s dream was to hit the big time at a New York tech start-up. Jamie’s reality was a humiliating lay-off, then a lowwage job as a takeaway delivery driver. During a pandemic too. Things look beyond grim, until a chance delivery to an old acquaintance. Tom has an urgent vacancy on his team: the pay is great and Jamie has debts – it’s a no-brainer choice. Yet, once again, reality fails to match expectations. Only this time it could be fatal.
It seems Tom’s ‘animal rights organization’ is way more than it appears. The animals aren’t even on Earth – or not our Earth, anyway. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures roam a tropical, human-free world. And although Kaiju are their universe’s largest and most dangerous animal, they need support to survive.
Tom’s ‘Kaiju Preservation Society’ wants to help. However, others want to profit. Unless they’re stopped, the walls between our worlds could fall – and the consequences would be devastating.
Who doesn’t love a bit of fantasy from time to time? I’ll admit I’ve always been fascinated by dinosaurs, but from far away; books, series, movies… never for real! I think they are the most dangerous animals the Earth has ever seen. So traveling in a world where they are alive and free, let’s say is not a world I would like to meet for real, but in fiction, oh yes, let’s go!
This book reminds me a little of “Jurassic Park”, but in the present, with all the happiness we have with the pandemic. So, I can understand that when Jamie Gray is offered to care for some animals, he doesn’t even have to ask questions, yes, anything to keep him away from the scary reality we are living. The problem is that when you accept something without the correct questions, you’ll never know what you’ll find. Like big animals, scary situations but a lot of fun!
I really don’t want to dig much into the plot; just expect science, humour and a lot of animals.
I think the author, John Scalzi, has done an amazing job mixing fiction and reality, a great way to remember all the animals that are endangered and we should care more for them. It’s the world we live in, if it’s not us who take care of it, no one would.
If you are ready for a good read to keep you awake for hours, this is your book.
Ready to enter the “The Kaiju Preservation Society”?
About The Author
John Scalzi writes books, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. He’s best known for writing science fiction, including the New York Times bestseller “Redshirts,” which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. He also writes non-fiction, on subjects ranging from personal finance to astronomy to film, was the Creative Consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series. He enjoys pie, as should all right thinking people. You can get to his blog by typing the word “Whatever” into Google. No, seriously, try it.