Monster Hunter International

Monster Hunter International - Larry Correia Owen had an odd childhood. His father, convinced of various end of the world scenarios, brought him up to be a solvier, a warrior and a fighter through and through. Owen had other plans. He wanted to be normal, to distance himself from all that – so he became an accountant. As normal as it was possible to beAnd the plan worked. Until his boss turned into a werewolf and tried to eat him.In the aftermath he was recruited by Monster Hunters Inc. A private company of dedicated hunters who go into the dark and blow it up. Then shoot it until it stops moving. Then shoot it some more. Then cut up the remains and burn them to ash. And they get to play with the best toys.And never was he more needed. An ancient threat has returned, guarded by some of the mightiest vampires in the world and capable of literally destroying time itself. But they don't know where it is – or how to stop it. The only key they have is Owen, tied to monster, to try and shed some light on its plans before the world ends.In the meantime Owen has to adapt to his new life, with his new companions, deal with daily evil – and contend with the growing antagonism of the federal government that has little time and less patience for independent monster hunters.And of course there's a woman. She's beautiful, strong, courageous – and she's a complete expert with all kinds of firearms. What more could Owen want?Do you ever read a book and think you've learned something about the author? Usually I get this when I read a paranormal romance with lots and lots and lots (and oh dear gods lots) of graphic sex scenes and then feel I know every last kink the author has (Laurell K Hamilton, I'm looking at you).Well in this case I read the book and felt very very sure that the author can probably orgasm at a gun show. There is a LOT of gun facts and trivia in this book. Guns and ammo are described in loving, drooling detail at great length. And while it most certainly is very much in character, it does bog down the book in places and make you think that someone needs to tell the author that not everyone is really into the shooty things as much as he is. In general, I think this book suffers from excessive description. It's not all as bad as the gun love, but there are a lot of things that are overly describedRead more