Friday, February 17, 2006

Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales

At Bookgasm, Rod Lott gives a good review to Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales, an anthology of stories in the spirit of Japanese kaiju eiga. Lott enjoys the book and says

"But from there, all bets are off, as the book constantly surprises. Unlike the all-formula movies from which these stories draw their inspiration, you never know what you’re going to get."

I bought the book when it came out and have been meaning to write about it for a long time now. I still haven't finished it, I just dive into it and enjoy from time to time. The stories are mostly high quality. The writers are serious about the idea, even when they use it for humorous purposes. I've been very pleased with it.

The book is a creation of Robert Hood and I urge you to check out his page for the anthology, where he announces that Prime Books will be publishing a sequel. I can't wait. Also on the site, check out Hood's earlier giant monster story "Watching a Giant Monster Trash a City" and read about the movie version. There's also a few other goodies like The Drakenswode Correspondence and An Unnatural History of Giant Monsters.

The anthology is great fun for all giant monster fans, go buy it now!

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