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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Alpha

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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Legion

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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Vendetta

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Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Nemesis

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Author Larry Correia


Larry Correia

 

Title: Monster Hunter International
Series:
Monster Hunter

Genre:
Science Fiction
Sub-genre: Military

Type: Novel
Page Count: 713
Cover: Art
Artist: Alan Pollack
Illustrations: n/a

Publisher: Baen
ISBN: 978-1-4391-3285-2
Other Books In Series:
    
Monster Hunter International

    Monster Hunter Legion
    Monster Hunter Alpha
    Monster Hunter Nemesis

    Monster Hunter Vendetta

Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International
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MilSciFi.com reviewer: Eric Hardenbrook's Bio

05JAN2011 (Re-post from GoodReads)
Reviewed by Author Eric Hardenbrook

Review Philosophy


Monster hunters. Could have just called it gun enthusiasts shoot lots of mythical stuff. Just to be clear - 'm OK with that. Itís not that I think this is bad at all. I read it very quickly considering itís in the neighborhood of 700 pages. Having given it that praise, there are some smaller things that might detract from the book for some folks. 

The author wrote what he knows - guns. There are more weapon descriptions in this book than I can recall in any book 've read in recent memory. 've been told theyíre very accurate based on the authorís knowledge of the gun business. I could have taken these as "shotgun" "pistol" and "machine gun" and filled in the picture in my mind. I didnít need to know the muzzle velocity. Made the action kind of bumpy for me.

The prophecy and the relationship arc were telegraphed. Saw them coming from the introduction of each one. I donít know how I would have done it differently, but it was not a complex plot. 'm not saying it needed to be, but if youíre going to pick this title up donít think youíre getting something deep and introspective. Stuff gets shot and blown up and the monsters that are being hunted by a secret government agency and the
MHI all die in a loud and splattery manner, thank you very much.

The characters take such a physical beating it makes me wonder if that wasnít a little over the top. 've had sprains and strains along with broken and torn bits in the past. It takes time to overcome stuff like that and adrenaline will only carry you so far. I know these are supposed to be "heroic" characters, but sometimes the physical damage seemed too much to allow them to continue to function (i.e. running, jumping, and lifting stuff). Head injuries (like when you get knocked out) take a long time to get over.

'd still say this was a speedy page turner. I enjoyed the ride enough to head out and buy the second one. 'm a little concerned, but 'll try it. Once youíve saved the world and gotten the girl, what do you have left? Do it again? Weíll see how far that goes.

Star Total:                   3.5 out of 5 stars
 


 

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