Monster 1959 Author:David Maine K. lives on an island in the South Pacific. Natives worship him, girls are sacrificed to him, legends surround him. A pleasurable life indeed! Until one day, a new kind of creature is left for him as sacrifice. She doesn't look like all the others -- and those who came with her want her back. They want K. too, all forty feet of him, with his... more » claws and fangs and butterfly wings. If K. could speak, or even think, he might be up for the adventure. As it is, all he can do is react ... and protest ... and resist.
"Monster, 1959" is a startling, nuanced view of our world that captures David Maine at his unpredictable best. It's a novel that illuminates a distinct time in American pop culture and introduces a creature more like us than we could ever imagine. It's unlike anything you've ever read before: a monster story that raises disturbing questions about who the real monsters are.« less
Neat twist on the "King Kong" story. I really liked reading the "monster" K's thoughts about his existence and circumstances. I also really liked how the author intertwined real world events with the story. I really like this author.