I confess, when I picked up this collection, I was expecting a whole bunch of stories of giant monsters trampling over humanity's engineering triumphs. You know, typical giant monster movie fare.
What we got was an eclectic collection of stories and poems, which look more at the people and how having giant monsters in their world affect their lives. Some stories are tragic, others are humorous, and still others deliver something else entirely. All in all, an interesting and all encompassing collection of stories covering all aspects of this genre. There's even one of the traditional giant monster running loose (CALIBOS), one featuring duelling behemoths (Kungmin Hurangi: The People's Tiger), and even a couple set in the preindustrial age (Unlawful Priest of Todesfall; The Greater Death of Saito Saku). The other stories offer up less traditional tales, but are still fun to read. Even "The Quiet Agrarian" will have its fans even if it wasn't for me.
So, in short, if you're a fan of giant monster movies, particularly of the Japanese variety, I highly recommend this book, as there aren't many like this on the book shelves.