My review of Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia
Monsters are real.
And some people kill them for a living.
Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business, and Owen Zastava Pitt — CPA, average guy, and survivor of a brutal supernatural attack — is the company’s newest employee. When MHI takes on a new contract, Owen and the girl of his dreams unwittingly find themselves in the path of an ancient evil. A creature known as the Cursed One has returned to fulfill a centuries old vendetta. And when he does, its the end of the world.
And that would be bad for business
Wow, what a ride! A fast paced action novel with all kinds of supernatural beings and lots and lots of guns. In truth, sometimes a little too many guns. It was like Supernatural and the X-Files rolled into one with a dash of Predator thrown on top for icing. I haven’t had that much fun reading a novel since The Martian.
I liked the characters, though there are quite a few and the minor ones sort of blend together. I liked the interaction between the characters. It sort of had a locker room banter. The foreshadowing was subtle enough to not be annoying, but prominent enough that there weren’t any major surprises coming out of left field. I’m usually not a big fan of first person story telling, but it worked well enough here that I kept wanting to pick it up again whenever I had to put it down (darn real life duties interfering with my fun.) Can’t wait to get the next in the series.
The formatting was done well with only a couple of minor spelling mistakes. Thanks to the Baen Free Library for putting this out there