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Monster Hunter International (edition 2007)

by Larry Correia (Author)

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Member:BubiBalboa
Title:Monster Hunter International
Authors:Larry Correia (Author)
Info:Infinity Publishing (2007), 452 pages
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Rating:*****
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Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

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    jseger9000: Another series dealing with a secret oganization battling monsters.
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    LongDogMom: Both books are action packed stories about teams of people trained to fight monsters and ward off supernatural threats.
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    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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Owen Zastava Pitt is a warrior hiding as an accountant in hopes of a "normal life". When his boss becomes a werewolf and attacks him, he is recruited into the Monster Hunter International organization. MHI recruits from those who survive monster attacks, with sanity and/or finesse, including a librarian, a stripper, and Baptist in Z's squad. The series launches with MHI saving the world from transdimenional demon invasion.

Imagine if Supernatural's Winchesters brothers founded a business organization, with quasi-governmental connections, with Sam tending to the businesses while Dean tending to the training. The writing captures the military ethos of John Ringo's writing with the monster hunting of Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger series. ( )
  ktoonen | May 23, 2018 |
This book is an interesting take upon the conflation of fantasy and the modern world. There is a strong focus on guns and gunplay while dealing with the monsters out of fantasy. It is even amusing. I found it to be a fun read. ( )
  John_T_Stewart | Mar 13, 2018 |
Good but not so engrossing.
  jaeger84 | Jan 13, 2018 |
As one might deduce from the rating, I quite liked this book. If you don’t like guns you won’t like this book. If you don’t like monsters you won’t like this book. If you like any of these there’s a good chance you will like this book. If you like both, there’s a good chance you will like this book a lot. I did.

The writer states in the “About the author” text at the end of the book that he is addicted to guns and B-horror movies. He is a gun dealer, firearms instructor, accountant, writer and certified as a concealed weapons instructor.

That says as much about the book as about the writer. This book has guns, monsters, some more guns, some more monsters, even more guns, event more monsters…you get the picture. Now, the book has a story as well and although Larry Correia’s love for B-horror movies shows a bit the story isn’t bad and presents a fairly good frame for the action. A few humorous comments are sprinkled around to lighten up the mood as well.

The end result is a very enjoyable read, at least for me. It was a nice diversion from my regular Science Fiction diet and I will, without any doubt, read the next one in the series as well. ( )
  perjonsson | Oct 28, 2017 |
Kind of juvenile, not all that well written. It's not *bad*, it's just that life is short and I have a lot of books to read and even as guilty pleasure/relaxation material this just doesn't make the cut. ( )
  dmmjlllt | Sep 8, 2017 |
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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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