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Monster, 1959 by David Maine
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Mar 06, 2008

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bookshelves: adult
Recommended for: people who like to see national monuments destroyed
Read in March, 2008

Honestly, I'm not sure whether I like this book or not. On one hand, I liked Maine's writing style. I liked the K., the monster (I've always had a soft spot for misunderstood monsters). I hated almost everyone else. It appears Maine did too, as practically no human main character is sympathetic, and the most sympathetic character (to me, at least) ends up caught in an "uncomfortable" position.

The plot is familiar: monster lives on island; monster captures girl; monster is hunted and captured by man; monster is brought to the U.S., sedated, and forced to tour around the country; and, finally, monster goes on rampage through NYC. Monster is misunderstood and innocent; humans are morally corrupt or seriously flawed.

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