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Kkxg: King Kong Vs Gigantosaurus (First Edition): The Adventures of Yuriko Kumage During the Greatest War on Earth - ALAN COLOSI Now first off, I love giant monsters. Have since I was a kid. I've got pretty much every giant monster movie every made on DVD. That's why I had to buy this book when it came up in another search. Unfortunately, the book doesn't really live up to the expectations I had for it. It's a monster book, so I don't expect Shakespeare. But this was just a weird melange of several pivotal scenes from various Japanese monster movies, surrounded by the lackadaisical story of Yuriko Kumage, a female black ops agent who is also apparently some sort of ninja supreme who smells really good. The two stories didn't mesh all that well for me. You really don't end up caring about any of the characters involved. Gigantosaurus and King Kong are always described as being from "two evolutions" (supposedly, the Big G was one of the creatures on the planet before the Moon hit it four billion years ago). and Kumage (and all the Japanese females) are repetitively described as having "beautiful, bowl shaped eyes" to ad nauseum. I'd really love to recommend KKXG, but I really can't. It's an okay novel for an e-book, but it doesn't live up to the cool title.