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Godzilla Returns (Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1) [Mass Market Paperback]

Marc Cersani
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Nov 1996 Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1
As Godzilla rises from the Pacific Ocean to again wreak havoc on the modern world, young Japanese-American reporter Brian Shimura is assigned to cover the story. Brian soon becomes obsessed with discovering the truth of the Godzilla legend. From the gripping opening, when Godzilla destroys a Russian Typhoon-class submarine, to the action-packed final confrontation with a full fleet of Japanese Defense Force fighter aircraft, this action adventure-sci-fi thriller will keep old and new fans of the Big G glued to the page!  

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 233 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books (Nov 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679882219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679882213
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 11.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,296,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Godlilla 2000 is a MONSTER of a book! 19 July 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Godzilla 2000 is going to be a standard of excellence in monster books. The plot was incredible with the boy being drafted into the G-Force by being so good at a video game. The prologue was fascinating about the astroid cluster coming by every sixty-five million years. As in any Godzilla book or movie; the world has a dire threat upon it by the monsters unleashed. Godzilla and Mothra join forces to stop King Ghidorah as they join the sleek Raptor-2 and send Ghidorah back where he came from. Great story, awesome charachters, and the coolest monster make this book stunning. Until Godzilla vs. the Robot Monster is released and Liz Tyler marries me, make Mine Toho!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A dynamite read! 12 Nov 1997
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ok, I have to make a declaration here; I love Godzilla. But Godzilla has to be done right; in the seventies the movies lost their way, turning the Big G into a cartoon superguy for the kiddies. In recent years, starting in 1985, Toho Studios began a new series of movies featuring the King of the Monsters. With adult plots, stunning special effects and a much darker tone than before, these new movies revitalised the legend of Godzilla. And now, Marc Cerasini has perfectly captured the movies and nailed them to the printed page. Godzilla 2000 starts with the threatened end of the world, and builds from there. Cerasini seems to have a gift for portraying the cataclysmic clashes of the monsters and the military, without forgetting the real human dramas occuring around these battles. His characters are believable, and you find yourself rooting for their survival against all the odds stacked against them. In the shadow of the monsters, the real gems of this book are the little tales of human courage and ingenuity in the face of the ultimate threat. The pace of the action never slows from beginning to end, and at the end of the book, you're left exhausted, but thrilled. I have one or two criticisms. As the book is aimed at the "young adults" market, Mr Cerasini feels compelled to make the lead characters teenagers, which at some points in the book threatens its believability. Also, it is obvious that the author views Godzilla as a tragic beast, the victim of humanity rather than its enemy (a view espoused by many of his characters). While nicely put, this view is expressed often to the exclusion of all others, which is a little jarring when the said behemoth has caused the death of thousands and has destroyed a number of major cities. Those aside, this book is a treat for anyone who loves Godzilla, and wants to see him treated with the respect he deserves. Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MASTERFULLY WRITTEN 26 Jun 1999
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the beginning of my favorite series of all time Marc Cerasinis knowledge of military hardware is astounding. GET IT NOW!!!!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great book 26 Jun 1999
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this is a great godzilla book its not the best of the brilliantly written godzilla series by marc cerasini but it is fun and exciting highly recommened
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT book! 13 Jun 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was one of the best Godzilla books I have in a LONG time. Marc (the author) did a very good job writing this novel, he didn't try to fit too much in too liittle space, like he did with Godzilla 2000.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Godzilla novel! 5 Jun 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is great!I literally couldn't put it down.I never thought it would be this good.It has great military details,a very intresting story and great characters.I can't wait to get Godzilla 2000!
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4.0 out of 5 stars MUCH better than the movie. 10 Dec 1998
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This book adheres to the spirit of the Godzilla series. The monster is symbolic of the threat of nuclear war, as in the original film. The appearance of a great many other Toho Productions monsters brings back many green memories of my childhood; Saturday night horror movies and the giant rubber monsters that dominated them. The scripts were good, though. The new film, by contrast, had great F/X, but a rubber script, if you get my meaning.:-(
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5.0 out of 5 stars This one starts it all, folks! 20 Nov 1998
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As a direct sequel to the Americanized version of the 1954 film Godzilla, King of the Monsters (starring Raymond Burr), this book begins what will come to be known as one of the greatest Godzilla sagas of all time. The character interaction is superb, and Godzilla is as unstoppable as ever. The best part has got to be when the main character alludes back to Raymond Burr's role as reporter Steve Martin. "This is Tokyo..." That still gives me goosebumps!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars More is not always better
I bought this book because of one thing alone - King Ghidorah. Imagine my surprise that the golden dragon of doom only turns up in the last reel. Read more
Published on 8 May 2000 by R. Kershaw-moore
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!
Great detail, greatly written, One of the best books I've ever read
Published on 8 July 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars the BEST in a series of promising Godzilla adventures!
I've read all 4 of Marc Cerasini's Godzilla books, and this was the most promising! Cerasini's know-how on the military and his excellent descriptions of battles make this book a... Read more
Published on 12 Nov 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Really cool book and look forward to others!
This book is very well written and depicts Godzilla, Rodan, King Ghidorah, and the others very realistically and frighteningly. Read more
Published on 9 Nov 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Godzilla Returns is a great book for young adults!
GREAT book, this is a book filled with suspence and action. Marc Cerasini is a great writer who tells all of Godzilla little details and movments. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 1998
2.0 out of 5 stars BAD BAD BAD!
I loved godzilla returns and was hopeing to see some good fighting scenes in this one, nick gordon and brian shumara (from the first book) only go cameo apperences and that was... Read more
Published on 18 Oct 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars This book rules!!
One of the best of the godzilla series.If you thuoght the old series was crummy guess again.After you read this book you will see them in a different way.
Published on 11 Oct 1998
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