Monster Hunter International - good book with HI content

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by mPisi, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Uplander

    Uplander

    265
    Apr 18, 2007
    Just last night finished reading it. Agree with Ted. Loved Skippy & tribe. Weapon content was dead on.
    Uplander
     
  2. tedwca

    tedwca

    Dec 10, 2005
    It's here!! It's here!! Monster Hunter Vendetta has arrived from Amazon. Now where did I put the reading glasses?
     
  3. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    I'll have to check them out. Not sure how I missed this thread for so long.
     
  4. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    I'm looking forward to another great read.

    I remember the scene in the first book where the pot-bellied farmer with a NRA cap uses a big elephant gun to drive off some incredible monster. I think it was a big cement gargoyle that had come to life and was crushing cars. After he drove it off he muses

    "My wife said, Elmer, you have too many guns. What are you ever going to do with that big elephant gun. Harumph ... I guess I showed her ..."
     
  5. monkeybutt

    monkeybutt

    228
    Jan 2, 2008
    I'm halfway through this great read. Ganga Ram and Chitlangi have already made appearances and 'Himalayan Imports' is duly credited.:thumbup:

    I've long been a knife guy, but this series makes guns sound so appealing/interesting. Lord help me and everyone around me if I actually get the hankerin'. That would be monstrous. If it does happen it may be that 'Z Pitt' from the story might have to take me out.:eek:
     
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  6. MacHete

    MacHete Hair Cropper & Chipmunk Wrangler

    Apr 7, 2000
    My copy arrived yesterday! :thumbup:
    My new glasses arrived today. :eek:
    I'll put 'em both together tomorrow. :D
     
  7. redvenom

    redvenom

    Aug 15, 2000
    Very cool, will check out the novels thanks for the tip.

    I have complete faith in the impeccable taste of khukuri enthusiasts
     
  8. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    he's an easy author to talk to as well. i certainly have :)

    good book. can't wait for more.

    my only complaint is how fast they read ;)


    Bladite
     
  9. Shinook

    Shinook

    344
    Apr 2, 2012
    Funny thing is that I recently read the books(all three MHI books), and that is what got me looking for Khukuris! Specifically the 18" Ganga Ram that I just ordered. I have guns... But MHI made me want a Ganga Ram Khukuri!
     
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  10. Spectre

    Spectre

    Nov 3, 1998
    Awesome! I'm actually a character, too...
     
  11. Shinook

    Shinook

    344
    Apr 2, 2012
    Cool! What character? (I hope you aren't one the agents that gets his nose broke...)
     
  12. Spectre

    Spectre

    Nov 3, 1998
    Nope. One of the MHI team characters, Van Zant.
     
  13. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002

    I thought was you, John. I mean, I figured as much, but the way Larry painted the picture I was like, "Yep, that HAS to be John":D
    Really neat series. I enjoyed the hell out International, Vendetta, and Alpha. I was totally sucked in by the unrelated Hard Magic. The mythos and thought behind the various powers was incredibly well done.

    I won't miss a single one of his books:thumbup:
     
  14. Shinook

    Shinook

    344
    Apr 2, 2012
    I'm really looking forward to 'Monster Hunter Legion', will be available September 2012!!

    I haven't read his other series yet, but I plan too soon.
     
  15. surfadelic23

    surfadelic23

    44
    Jun 6, 2011
    Awesome to hear there's another one coming!
     
  16. abdelhazred

    abdelhazred

    176
    Feb 16, 2010
    I wish I could remember what made me want my first khukri. It was probably book or video game related. Or just reading about the Ghurkas.
     
  17. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    You guys reminded me that I have some catching up to do. I just got MHV. Owen's GR khukuri comes strongly into play in the first chapter. I'm only up to chapter 2, but I think I've already found my favorite quote. "I wasn't sure if the government man or Susan had been more intimidating, but for entirely different reasons. One because it represented a soulless entity with the power to suck the very blood from the innocent, and the other because it was a vampire."
     
  18. Spectre

    Spectre

    Nov 3, 1998
    I told Larry, back in the day, that the Gang Ram would be perfect for someone like him (he's HUGE- his arms are the size of my thighs). Then he bought the Chit from me. He uses me as his knife-killing expert if he thinks a character needs one, like in Dead 6.

    Larry is one of the nicest people I know, and really blossoming as a writer.

    John
     
  19. tyr_shadowblade

    tyr_shadowblade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    Vendetta was a great read. Really looking forward to Legion. :thumbup:
     
  20. Shinook

    Shinook

    344
    Apr 2, 2012
    Ok, finished both his Grimnoir Books, they are great as well. I wish Dead 6 was out in audio do I could get it. (I do my reading while I drive!!)

    His books are great, and he introduced me to Khukuri and HI. Even my hippy mom loves his books.
    I feel like I should buy him a beer or something.

    John, please tell Larry that if he's ever in my neck of the woods he can have a beer on me.
     

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