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5.0 out of 5 stars A dynamite read!
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...
Published on 12 Nov 1997

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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 the first(of many) problems with this book. nick and brian sould have been the stars in this book, but they got the un-likeible, g-force now, and this tradision of kicking out stars continued...
Published on 18 Oct 1998


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5.0 out of 5 stars A dynamite read!, 12 Nov 1997
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Godlilla 2000 is a MONSTER of a book!, 19 July 1998
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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 The king of novels about the King of Monsters, 30 May 1998
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As good as Godzilla Returns--Cerasini's first book in this series--was, Godzilla 2000 blows it away! He creates a globe-trotting adventure featuring many of Toho's best-known monsters, but never loses sight of the human element. The reader gets a genuine feel for what it must be like to live (and die) in a world being torn apart by giant monsters. The members of G-Force are colorful and distinct from one another, and we develop a real affection for them and the other characters in the book. We also develop a certain amount of sympathy for Godzilla and the other monsters, seeing them not as evil, but as forces of nature. It's also fun seeing characters from the last book show up as minor characters in this one. Godzilla 2000 can be read on its own, but reading the books in sequence makes for a richer, more rewarding experience in terms of characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Godzilla fans!, 15 Jun 1998
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This review is from: Godzilla Returns (Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
Marc Cerasini has fashioned a magnificently entertaining novel that is a must for all Godzilla fans! The novel effectively evokes the awesome power and majesty of the Monster King without a trace of condescension or camp. The characters are well drawn and more than just potential monster bait. The scenes where the military engage Godzilla are exciting, and very realistic. Many of them linger in the memory long after the novel has been read; the scene where Godzilla is doused with napalm being a particularly vivid example. Cerasini allows the reader to get down into the thick of things along with the characters. We feel the growing fear of the soldiers as they face a seemingly indestructable monster and understand the pain felt by those whose lives are forever altered by the beast's rampage. All-in-all a fantastic read!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for fans of the Big G!, 30 April 1998
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This review is from: Godzilla Returns (Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
Both new and old Godzilla fans will enjoy this exciting, fast paced novel detailing the monster's return to Tokyo, forty years after his last appearance. By creating an original sequel to the 1954 film, Cerasini is able to introduce Godzilla to new readers who might only know Godzilla by reputation, without having to recap the entire movie series. Hard-core fans who might be upset that this book and its sequels ignore the events on the big screen will be pleased at how thoroughly Cerasini has captured the spirit at the heart of the Godzilla stories. While this novel and the ones that follow are written for a teen audience -- and feature young adult protagonists as a result -- adults will find them just as entertaining. If Tom Clancy featured giant monsters in his books, they still wouldn't be this good! Check it out!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining read!, 15 Jun 1998
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Once again, Marc Creasini has written an entertaining Godzilla novel. Though not as good as the "Godzilla Returns"(mainly because the author tries to put too many plot strands into a relatively small space), this book is still a Godzilla fan's dream come true. The monsters, Rodan, Varan, Mothra, Kamacuras, King Ghidorah, and Godzilla, are all treated with respect and are rendered quite realistically. The writing is of the highest quality. We can really relate to and root for the various characters. The battles with the monsters are positively exhilirating and, once again, lodge themselves into the reader's memory. Best scenes: the discovery of Varan's victims, the initial assault of the Kamacuras, and King Ghidorah's arrival on the planet Earth. This novel will hold you in its spell until the very end!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Godlilla 2000 is a MONSTER of a book!, 19 July 1998
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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 One of the best Godzilla adventure ever., 15 Aug 1998
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This book is amazing and my first of reading the Godzilla books. Marc Cerasini has done an excellant job at bringing back some of the monsters from the Godzilla movies. Cerasini's knowledge of military hardware is astonishing. Cerasini also has done a good job at centering the action on G-Force and particulary Kip Daniels. I loved the parts were the military are fighting the monsters and when the monsters are destroying a city. The monsters (Kamacuras, Rodan, Mothra, Varan, Godzilla, and King Ghidrah) are depicted realistic. Cerasini has made this book (among others) a must see for Godzilla fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling book that all godzilla fans will enjoy, 19 July 1998
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This is the first book of Cerasini's series that I read and I still like it the best. I liked the wide variety of monsters, Rodan,Varan, King Ghidorah, and of course, Godzilla, to name a few. Although he described things well, Cerasini tried to fit too much into this book. The action scene were good and intense, as they were in his other book's. Overall this was a good, thrilling book with a smooth running plot. I hope his next book, "Godzilla vs. The Robot Monsters" is as well written as this one."Godzilla at Worlds End" is good but not as good as this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad, 18 April 1998
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This book was surprisingly good, though I was a bit dissapointed that the book's main villian, King Ghidorah, was only in the last fifty or sixty pages of the novel. Also, I was dissapointed with the Varan monster, I would rather have seen it replaced with either Mechagodzilla or Gigan, or maybe even King Ghidorah...imagine an ending where Godzilla, Rodan, Ghidorah, and the ship Raptor One fight in NYC!!! But overall, a great book. I especially loved how the sub-plot with Rodan was done, and the ending to Rodan's story was surprisingly moving
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