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Monster Hunter International

by Larry Correia

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Series: Monster Hunter (1)

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    Blood Blade by Marcus Pelegrimas (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: Another series dealing with a secret oganization battling monsters.
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    Monster by A. Lee Martinez (Anonymous user)
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    I Left My Haunt in San Francisco by Mark Everett Stone (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Both books are action packed stories about teams of people trained to fight monsters and ward off supernatural threats.
  4. 10
    In the Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez (jlparent)
    jlparent: Both have action/adventure and humor, same type of feel to them but storylines are fairly different. If you want a very similiar story, try Martinez' "Monster".
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    The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross (infiniteletters)
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Zur Hölle, ja! Endlich mal Monster, die abgrundtief böse sind. Und Jäger, die menschlich sind und eben jene bösen Monster nicht mal eben in 5 Minuten elegant umbringen und dabei nur mit einem Schweißperlchen auf der Stirn verunstaltet werden. Hier wird hart gekämpft und im Schlamm gestorben. Mit einem witzigen Spruch auf den Lippen. Aber immerhin.
Das Klischee ist stark in diesem Buch… aber auch das ist so lustig beschrieben, dass ich da gar nicht böse war.
Owen ist ein liebenswerter Charakter; ein Waffennarr und selbsternannter Dummkopf ohne blöde zu sein erledigt er einfach nur, was erledigt werden muss. Mit Waffen. Vielen Waffen. Der Mann scheint wie Mr Gadget nur aus Waffen zu bestehen, seine sind allerdings tödlich. Die anderen Figuren waren auch schön ausgearbeitet, allerdings ohne viel auf sie einzugehen. Sie haben alle ihre Macken, aber kennen gelernt habe ich keinen von ihnen so wirklich. Das kommt vielleicht in den nächsten Bänden. Mich würds freuen, der kleine Einblick hat mich dann doch etwas neugierig werden lassen.
Die Geschichte ist simpel und schon tausend mal gehört: Böser Typ und seine Ische wollen die Welt zerstören und Owen ist der einzige, der die beiden aufhalten kann. Dabei hat er allerdings einen toten Hunter im Kopf, der das letzte Opfer von Böser Typ war und damit allen Grund hat, sauer zu sein und Owen auf sein Treffen mit ihm vorzubereiten. Owen wird also Harry Potter-artig im Schlaf oft in Böser Typs Kopf geworfen und muss sich dort umsehen. Das ist kein schöner Anblick. Aber es rundet das Buch schön ab.

Insgesamt war ich sehr zufrieden mit dem Buch und werde das nächste in der Serie auch lesen. ( )
  Nomnivor | Jan 12, 2017 |
Urban fantasy with Cthulthuic overtones and gun porn.

The action is incredible. The first chapter had me from the get-go. Hand to claw fighting? In a skyscraper office? Bring it on!

Then we get introduced to a 100 year old organization dedicated to bringing home the monster bacon. However, they don't really seem to have learned much, as most of their tactics are along the grab them by the balls and pull, HARD" variety instead of strategic plans meant to outthink their opponents.

The characterization was 2D, and because of that, so was the little romance side story.

The writing was amateurish, without polish. But I did not have to re-read sentences several times to try to figure out what the author was saying.

Gun porn. In spades. I almost went catatonic with boredom several times. But if you like knowing the spec's of guns, you will love this. And Christmas even comes TWICE for the main character.

Baddies. Mainly seem to deal with variety's of undead, which seem to be all in the Vampirric family, from the zombie who wants to eat brains, to the master vamps, who can practically be incinerated and still regenerate.
The main baddie has the Cthulthu tentacle thing going on, and you found out more about a different dimension, and Ancient Evil Ones. " A cthulthu by any other name...."

So I enjoyed this, but I doubt I will ever re-read it. I will read the final 2 books in the trilogy, as I want to know about the In-laws and Lycanthropes." ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
A burly gun enthusiast writes an adventure novel about a burly hero that totes around big guns and kills even bigger monsters.

Too much fun to be a guilty pleasure. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
I wasn't sure if I would like this book or not....but I love it. Well written storyline, great character development, & strong plot. Highly recommend ( )
  SBShepherd | Oct 16, 2016 |
Cute, lighthearted monster hunting. ( )
  majkia | Sep 30, 2016 |
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Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.

It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

It's actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries-old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way.

With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves. Business is good.... Welcome to Monster Hunter International.

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Monsters are real... And it turns out that there is good money to be made killing them. Welcome to Monster Hunter International.

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"Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit. Business is good... Welcome to Monster Hunter International."--p. [4] of cover.… (more)

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