For those of you who've never seen the movie, Jonathon Winters can help you.
I don't ever recall seeing a novelization of King Kong but there was one written, even before the movie came out. I wouldn't mind reading that some day. In the meantime, I'll have to make do with the Japanese mangatized version of the story. Alas, only the first couple and last couple of pages are in colour.
Did you know that there was a Japanese version of the movie way back in 1933? Too bad it has been lost.
From the Wiki page, "An obscure Japanese clone Japanese King Kong (和製キングコング Wasei Kingu Kongu), directed by Torajiro Saito featuring an all-Japanese cast and produced by the Shochiku company, was also released in 1933. Detailed information outside of Japan about this film cannot be found."
And it has a sequel also mostly lost. "A Japanese-made monster/period piece that was produced by a company called Zensho Cinema in which King Kong attacks medieval Edo (modern Tokyo), and arguably Japan's first Kaiju (giant monster) film, predating Godzilla by sixteen years."
Without getting into the Toho KK vs. Godzilla (a story for another day), I'll leave you with the Japanese version of our favourite King Kong cartoon from the 60s.