...it's all Will's fault.
Thanks to him, I'm reading Monster Hunter International for the first time, making me probably the last gun blogger to do so.
For the four of you readers who haven't yet read it, let me summarize:
If you're looking for the next Pride And Prejudice or even the next Bonfire of the Vanities, this ain't it.
If you're just into SF, Action, or that genre they've taken to calling "urban fantasy", then you'll probably like it.
And if you're an internet gun nerd, well, here's the first book that was tailor-written just for you. It's all here: all the memes, tropes, characters, and zombies (and werewolves and vampires oh my!) Heck, the review blurb on the back cover isn't from the New York Times or Kirkus Reviews, it's from Bayou Renaissance Man.
Further, Stephen Hunter and John Ringo just won't read the same anymore, because Larry raises the bar for realistic gunplay in this book. Back when he was still shooting Three Gun competitions seriously, he was good enough to be shooting OPA (that's "Other People's Ammunition", for the uninitiated,) and he's owned a machine gun store; if he says it can be done with a gun, it's probably because he did it. MHI is to gun books what Way of the Gun is to gun movies. Except with monsters; which is even cooler.