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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Eh, it was good, but not great.
I liked how Godzilla and Varan were done, but the other monsters only get one scene. Marc wrote about too many monsters to make them all interesting enough. Godzilla only fights one monster in the book and that fight is only three chapters long. Plus there are too many different plots going on to make any of them good, and is hard to keep track of them all. I'd buy...
Published on 25 Aug 1998


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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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars MASTERFULLY WRITTEN, 26 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Godzilla Returns (Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
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
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This review is from: Godzilla Returns (Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1) (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
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This review is from: Godzilla Returns (Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1) (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 review is from: Godzilla Returns (Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars the BEST in a series of promising Godzilla adventures!, 12 Nov 1998
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This review is from: Godzilla Returns (Godzilla Ya Novels , No 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
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 must have, though some of it was heavily taken from "Godzilla 1985." My opinion: Tri-Star should re-release "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" then turn this into a movie. Great stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really cool book and look forward to others!, 9 Nov 1998
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This book is very well written and depicts Godzilla, Rodan, King Ghidorah, and the others very realistically and frighteningly. IT really made me appreciate modern military weaponry, after seeing Maser Tanks, Super-Cold Lasers, and super robots such as Mecha-Godzilla, and MOGERA in the new movies. The scene with the fuel-air explosive was breathtaking. I loved this book and am looking forward to ordering Godzilla At World's End.
As for the Nostradamus thingie, great, as if Y2K isn't bad enough! ;-)
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