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Old 02-26-2008, 07:49   #1
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Monster Hunter International

Just finished this. DAMN good book. Written by Larry Correia, whio I know posts at thehighroad, not sure if he is over here.

Anyway, it is a modern fanatsy novel about guys who gun up to hunt down vampires, werewolves, etc. Has an interesting premise about how you could make a living doing this and he keeps the action fast and furious. Think Stephen Hunter mixed with Dean Koontz or Stephen King.

Larry runs a gun store, IIRC, so he has a TON of guns and goes into a lot of detail about most of them. Plus he has a healthy anti-government streak and a lot of sarcasm.

I'd put it about at the level of Enemies:Foreign and Domestic and Unintended Consequences. Full of cool info, well paced, very interesting due to the subject matter, but still needing a little polish due to the inexperience of the author. It also avoids most of the "male fantasy" elements inherent to the genre and would be suitable for teens (I know some folks were turned off at the sex in UC).

Anyway, I liked it and recommend it. Hopefully he can write more in a timely manner, since it seems like he was working on this book for 5-6 years.
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Old 02-26-2008, 18:03   #2
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First I have heard of the book. Will look while at BN next time. In the same genre is Vampires by "John Steakley. An excellent read. Check it out.
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Old 02-26-2008, 21:34   #3
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Wasn't Larry the tshirt guy selling Molon Labe shirts?
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larry funs FBMG in draper ut. good dude for sure. started the book a couple days ago...
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:26   #5
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Is "Monster Hunter International" available at Borders, or similar stores?

Or do we have to get it off Amazon?
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Old 03-01-2008, 15:46   #6
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Is "Monster Hunter International" available at Borders, or similar stores? Or do we have to get it off Amazon?
Mail order only right now. Great book, almost incredible for a first time author. Check out the reviews at amazon for details.

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I read MHI and its great! Larry, how about another book?
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:55   #8
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What name does Larry post under over at THR?
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What name does Larry post under over at THR?
He is known as "Correia (moderator)"

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