I’m going to let an Amazon.com review introduce this little gem:
This book is overwrought with many errors in both the outcome of the films and even the names of some of the monsters. So, really, it probably deserves a low rating. I gave it five stars, however, because for many Godzilla fans this was the Holy Grail of library books back in the day… I checked it out countless times, and finally own my own copy. In the days before the internet, this was the best we could do for Godzilla information, since schools fail to teach such important matters to students.
Published in 1977 as part of Crestwood House’s Monster Series, this is, to the best of my knowledge, the first English-language book about Godzilla. It is also, as the reviewer above notes, positively riddled with errors, the most prominent being the infamous “two endings” myth concerning King Kong vs. Godzilla. Still, the pictures are outstanding to this day, and in her defense, Julian May (“Ian Thorne” was a pen name) didn’t have the Internet nor copies of the films to go off of.
While I had access to both movies and the Internet when I became completely obsessed with Godzilla in 2003, I still ended up checking this book out of my elementary school library more times than I can count. I mean, c'mon, it was Godzilla. Besides, for third-grade me, being able to fact-check a book an adult wrote was about one step below ruling the universe.
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Aries: Robert Downey Jr. , Charles Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Quentin Tarantino, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Miguel Bosé, Dennis Quaid, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Gerard Way, Nina Agdal, Diana Ross, Jackie Chan, Sarah Vaughan, Gregory Peck, Tennessee Williams, Vincent Van Gogh, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gary Oldman, Russell Crowe, Zoe Sugg, Randy Orton, Jessie J, Big Sean, Shay Mitchell, Brendon Urie, James Franco, Marc Jacobs, Fergie, Guccio Gucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Leighton Meester
Tauro: Enrique Iglesias, David Beckham, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Goerge Clooney, Al Pacino, Shemar Moore, Anahí, Cher, Channing Tatum, Jamie Dornan, Miranda Kerr, Gigi Hadid, Robert Pattinson, Reina Isabel ll, Audrey Hepburn, John Cena, William Shakespeare, Dwayne Johnson, James Brown, Salvador Dali, Jessica Lange, Adolf Hitler, Leonardo Da Vinci, Duke Ellington, Jason Lee, Chris Brown, Miranda Cosgrove, Sam Smith, Adele, Olly Murs, Jack & Finn Harries, Kellin Quinn, Sabrina Carpenter, Valentino, Donatella Versace, Miuccia Prada, Germán Garmendia, Mike Dirnt, Amber Heard, Stephen Amell, Joseph Morgan, Candice Accola, Rami Malek, Melanie Martinez, Birdy
Géminis: Dave Franco, John F. Kennedy, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Mario Casas, Paulina Rubio, Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Príncipe William, Lana Del Rey, Aaron Johnson, Hugh Laurie, Marilyn Monroe, Kanye West, Chris Evans, Lucy Hale, Dan Howell, Iggy Azalea, Tanya Burr, Kate Upton, Ice Cube, Jamie Oliver, Willa Holland, Daniel Brühl
Cáncer: Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Lady Di, Tom Cruise, Cheryl Cole, Jared Padalecki, Vin Diesel, Sofia Vergara, Chayanne, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Pamela Anderson, Robin Williams, Ringo Starr, Bill Cosby, Drake Bell, Ariana Grande, Giorgio Armani, Colton Haynes, Patrick Wilson, Messi, Nelson Mandela, Kevin Bacon, Cheryl Cole, Selena Gomez, Romeo Santos, Margot Robbie, Phoebe Tonkin, Steven R. McQueen, Sam Claflin, Sky Ferreira
Leo: Cher Lloyd, Jennifer Lopez, Mila Kunis, Chris Hemsworth, Madonna, Barack Obama, Robert De Niro, Paul Wesley, Antonio Banderas, Ben Barnes, Jennifer Lawrence, Sebastian Stan, Terry Crews, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Cara Delevingne, Coco Chanel, Michael Kors, Emilia Clarke, Juanes, Kylie Jenner, Domenico Dolce, Yves Saint Laurent, Adelaide Kane, Taylor Momsen, Jack O’Connell, Emily Kinney
Virgo: Beyonce, Pink, Chris Pine, Charlie Sheen, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hardy, Blake Libely, Joan Jett, Dylan O’brien, Marc Anthony, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zendaya Coleman, Bill Murray, Harry of Wales, Jimmy Fallon, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Cameron Dallas, Paul Walker, Nick Jonas, Ronaldo, Jason Derulo, Tom Ford, Jeff Hardy, Pia Mia, Joe Bastianich, Kat Graham, Wes Bentley, Ian Harding
Libra: Bella Thorne, John Lennon, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Zac Efron, Ninel Conde, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Celia Cruz, Eminem, Julio Iglesias, Bill Condon, Dakota Johnson, Kim Kardashian, Ralph Lauren, Holland Roden, Julio Iglesias, Donna Karan, Guillermo Del Toro, Ashlee Simpson, Candice Swanepoel, Christopher Waltz, Bruno Mars, Halsey, Max Irons
Escorpio: Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry, Julia Roberts, Demi Moore, Jodie Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Calvin Klein, Tracy Morgan, Willow Smith, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel McAdams, Robert Patrick, Mackenzie Foy, Kevin Jonas, Kendall Jenner, Príncipe Carlos, Caitlyn Jenner, Kris Jenner, Tyga, Nathan Kress, Matt Bennett, Lamar Odom, Gordon Ramsay, Stefano Gabbana, Daniel Swarovski, Josh Peck, Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Conor Maynard
Sagitario: Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Nikki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera, Julieta Venegas, Frank Sinatra, Jim Morrison, Nelly Furtado, Bruce Lee, Augusto Pinochet, Tina Turner, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Jay Z, Ian Somerhalder, Rita Ora, Jake T. Austin, Walt Disney, Theo James, Sia, Gianni Versace, Amanda Seyfried, Marco Pierre White, Katie Holmes, Annasophia Robb, Jonah Hill, Til Schweiger,
Capricornio: Ricky Martin, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Elvis Presley, Al Capone, Orlando Bloom, Nina Dobrev, David Bowie, Alison Brie, Felicity Jones, Jared Leto, Louis Pasteur, Alex Turner, Nicolas Cage, Kate Moss, Donna Summer, Jim Carrey, Carolina Herrera, Stephen Hawking, Kate Middleton, Jude Law, Michelle Obama, Mel Gibson, Henry Miller, Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, Graham Elliot, Norman Reedus, Andy Biersack, Jeremy Renner, Grant Gustin, Ellie Goulding, Hayley Williams, August Diehl
Acuario: Bob Marley, Shakira, James Dean, Enzo Ferrari, Michael Jordan, Axl Rose, Robbie Williams, Abraham Lincoln, Babe Ruth, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ashton Kutcher, Harry Styles, John Travolta, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Paris Hilton, Doutzen Kroes, Ed Sheeran, Billie Joe Armstrong, Paul Newman, Gloria Trevi, Charles Darwin, Lana Turner, Christian Dior, Jennifer Aniston, Mia Farrow, W.A. Mozart, Bea Miller, Príncipe Felipe, Thomas Edison, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Alice Cooper, Adam Lambert, Franco De Vita, Taylor Lutner, Victoria Justice, The Weeknd, Oprah Winfrey, Neymar Jr, Paco Rabanne, Linda Blair, Julio Verne, Benny Hill, Franco Zeffirelli, Federico Fellini, Danielle Campbell, Sasha Pieterse, David Bryan, Elizabeth Olsen, Avan Jogia, Natalie Dormer
Piscis: Rihanna, Jensen Ackles, Matthew Gray Gubler, Alexander, McQueen, Yuya, Adam Levine, Chuck Norris, Jon Bon Jovi, Dakota Fanning, Chris Martin, James Blunt, Ellen Page, Carlos Baute, Olivia Wilde, Bob Lowe, Timbaland, Kurt Cobain, Cindy Crawford, Steve Irwin, Peter Fonda, Steve Jobs, Victor Hugo, Johnny Cash, Elizabeth Taylor, Kesha, Diego Torres, Sasha Grey, Will.i.am, Lily Collins, Bruce Wills, Justin Bieber, Maite Perroni, Lee Marvin, George Washington, Miguel Angel, Franco Moschino, Kaya Scodelario, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Daddario, Kellan Lutz