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Monster Hunter International Paperback – December 20, 2007
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Best impulse buy that I ever made. The book is a page turner, and one I had a hard time putting down. There is little or no, slow spots in the read. From the first few pages this thing moves the plot along quickly and efficiently, introducing characters as necessary and providing just the right level of detail to set the visuals of the situation.
Is the plot predictable? Maybe at times but for the most part it twists and turns, and just when you think it is going to go straight on for a bit, it pulls a wild left turn and zig zags all over the place.
Larry pulls in aspects of many different historical cultures and weaves them almost seamlessly into the story telling . Sorry Larry, there were a couple of abrupt points so you don't get the full seamless comment. However, I think that they abruptness may have been appropriate to the scene on occasion.
I wish I could write a story that is half as entertaining, and half as well written.
This is a damn fine book that you need to go out and read.
It's your average, everyday Wednesday evening; I had just stopped by to pick up the latest issue of the Wellsboro Gazette. Suddenly, I found myself able to fulfill the American dream. No, not the one with the nude roller derby girls, the other "American" dream. I got to run over my boss. Understand, I felt obligated to burn hot rubber across his hairy back. No, I didn't wake up that morning and plan on killing my boss with my Subaru. It's really much more complicated than that. I would never have considered doing something that sounded so crazy. Heck, I work in a bookstore. My idea of danger is getting a paper cut. I didn't want to save the world. I didn't want to have to replace my headlight. I didn't want my insurance rates to skyrocket. I didn't want to know my boss was a werewolf...
It turns out that monsters are real, and that's why I found myself devouring Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia. Creatures from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there. Lurking in the shadows, seeking our destruction, or just plain hungry. Monster Hunter International is the number one agency for eradication of evil.
Our story starts with one Owen Zastava Pitt. He's your average, everyday working stiff. He just wants to work hard, get himself a wife and 2.5 kids, and settle in the suburbs, but when his boss literally tries to bite his head off, Owen is thrust into a world that he never knew existed - a world where monsters are exist, and there is good money to be made killing them. Welcome to Monster Hunter International.
MHI,a remarkable group of misfits that has banded together. They do more than dare to raise a candle to the darkness. They pack napalm-fed flamethrowers and lots of firepower.Read more ›
I'm giving MHI a solid 4.5 stars. Amazon doesn't allow that, so I went with 4 to give as much warning as possible. I read a lot. I read a lot of science-fiction. (Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle) I read a decent amount of military fiction. (David Drake, John Ringo) I read a moderate amount of horror. (Poppy Z. Brite, Richard Matheson) Correia does a good job of tickling all of those interests.
It's not a perfect book. It has some rough spots, as any first time author will. But I've read MHI 3 times, and laughed out loud each time I've read it. It still inspires "sit down and read through" marathons. For those who like books that keep the tension factor up, and don't mind a bit of scary and gruesome, this book is a fine addition to your library. I was fortunate enough to be on the "pre-distribution" list, and sat and read the entire book the first run through, and have done so each of the subsequent times I've read it in published form.
It's not perfect, but it's real close, and a darn fine read. I eagerly anticipate reading about the further adventures of Owen Zastava Pitt, and the folks at Monster Hunter International.
This novel really was ridiculously excessive, so if you want a little more substance with your laughs then I’d suggest you try THE DRESDEN FILES by Jim Butcher instead. The humour is comparable, James Marsters excels as the reader, but the writing isn’t obnoxiously implausible. This story was complete, there were no cliff hangers, and it progressed from Pitt’s first encounter with a monster to him staving off the apocalypse as a full fledged member of MIH which was again a huge leap, yet also in all likelihood because the author didn’t know if this would become a series.
I really enjoyed Owen as a protagonist; he was fearless, a bit of a show-off, and brimming with snark which is a trait that I LOVE, especially when I’ve opted to go the audio route. The blurb describes him as an “average guy” when the only thing commonplace about him was his job, and even that was by design. After being a competitive marksman, bouncer and cage match fighter in his youth his goal was to pick the most boring profession possible, thus a CPA. The romance between him and Julie was also super stereotypical, however it fit in with the rest of the overkill.
Listening to the sample clip of Oliver Wyman was enough to hook me into signing up for 23+ hours.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is what happens when you intersperse pages from "Small Arms of the World" into your copy of the "D&D Monster Manual." This is good, pulpy, page-turning fun. Read morePublished 8 days ago by RonSonic
Slam bang action, sly humor, tongue in cheek subversion. A good summertime read. It'll be interesting to see what the sequels are like.Published 9 days ago by Reiver44
It's been a long time since I had such fun reading a book. A long time.Published 11 days ago by Daddy-O
First let me say, I have never been into monster novels, or even monster movies for that matter, and I honestly don't even know how I came across this book on Amazon, but, I'm glad... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Debbie L.
I can overlook the grammatical mistakes. Hokay it is about a fantasy world: vampires, werewolves, orcs etc .. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
This a great book full of action, humor and wry observations of life. I didn't think that Owen's reaction to meeting a werewolf was quite right. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Charles van Buren
I really enjoyed the books, I only wish the author was a bit more imaginative with some of the names.Published 19 days ago by alexander eliott
Fun, violent, and one that will have gun lovers salivating at the loving descriptions of firearms! Without giving too much away, this is a really great idea (professional secret... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Badman