I just finished listening to The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, two of my favourite authors. I haven't "read" this book in ages and it was great to listen to it this time instead of reading it. The narrator was great, throwing in a lot of different voices (I don't know how he jumped back and forth between the accents!) and really kept my interest.
I forgot how great this book is! It has the first appearance of Pendergast, which has become their (in my opinion) best character. I can't say I was too fond of some of the later books that deal with him against his brother, but I have enjoyed most of the later Pendergast books (especially Fever Dream).
I haven't seen the movie in a long time and may have to watch it again soon. I remember it being so-so, but I thought the monster looked cool.
I really liked the monster in The Relic. It was a breath of fresh air how well they blended in the science and came up with something fresh! I won't spoil it if you haven't read the book yet, so I'll leave it at that.
The Kothoga monster from the movie is available in a 1/12 scale kit by Pegasus. I think it's 16" long, which is probably a bit too big for using with 28mm miniatures, but I may pick it up for the cool factor alone.