The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi

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May 20, 2012
Scalzi, John: The Kaiju Preservation Society (2022)
Solid combination of SF and Fantasy, and both funny and serious.
I think this is the first novel I've read that really uses the Covid and post-Covid times
as background that shapes the situation without being the focus. The times are the
reason our hero takes the job. He is educated, but a Master's in English (PhD incomplete)
doesn't get extra pay on the food-delivery route. He can lift things, and being both
intelligent and educated, he can understand that the rules have reasons. That helps
when the rules include "don't touch anything and don't let anything touch you".
But humans will pack-bond with anything.
What do you do when the corporate world wants to steal your radioactive pet?
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I am, in general, a fan of John Scalzi's work (mostly because I love the snarky characters), and this book was just a breath of fresh air and fun in a post-pandemic world. You have to embrace the silliness of it all, but if you can, the sheer fun of the events make it a very quick and enjoyable read. Sure, it's not the height of literature but it doesn't need to be.
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