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Bubba the Monster Hunter

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Just want to throw this out there for people looking for a monster hunting fix.

 

John Hartness has a series called Bubba the Monster Hunter.  It's about what you'd expect, given the title - A guy who, when he's not drinking beer by the pitcher in a nudie bar and watching college football on TV, drives around the south in a pick-up truck and hunts monsters with his Desert Eagle .50 named Bertha.

 

Several books available for cheap on Kindle.  Also available as audiobooks.

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Don't know how close it comes to Hellboy.  At one point Bubba is sent to investigate the outbreak of a succubus at a nursing home, resulting in much wrinkled & saggy hilarity.   

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I see things like Bubba the Monster Hunter and Stan Against Evil as examples of where the zombie/monster hunter genera is starting to parody itself.  And that means that zombie/monster hunter literature has run it's course.  Kind of like how Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp was the "nail in the coffin" for vampire literature.  No one will take the genera seriously if it doesn't take itself seriously.  Once you add camp, it's done for.

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Vampire literature was everywhere in the '90s.  It was popular because it spoke to part of the human psyche - The vampire walks in the world, but is not part of it.  He is alienated, unconnected, and the emotional distance and lack of connection speaks to the feelings of isolation we all experience.  But eventually it was done to death, and something else had to capture the collective imagination.

 

Zombie literature, and by extension monster hunting literature, speaks to man being in a world that looks familiar, but has changed.  The change causes anxiety & fear, and the heroes of the genera rise up and struggle to restore the proper order to their world.  This speaks to the psyche of people feeling overwhelmed by the pace of change in the world around them.

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On 3/18/2018 at 12:39 PM, phydaux said:

Just want to throw this out there for people looking for a monster hunting fix.

 

John Hartness has a series called Bubba the Monster Hunter.  It's about what you'd expect, given the title - A guy who, when he's not drinking beer by the pitcher in a nudie bar and watching college football on TV, drives around the south in a pick-up truck and hunts monsters with his Desert Eagle .50 named Bertha.

 

Several books available for cheap on Kindle.  Also available as audiobooks.

 

Nice, I wonder if he was inspired by Larry Correia's series.  Have you read that series phydaux?

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Not read, audio books.  The voice actor does a nice job. They are really a collection of short stories that use the same set of characters.  Decently written. Tongue planted firmly in cheek most of the time.  

 

For example, in one story Bubba gets into a fist fight with Bigfoot.  As you might imagine things don't go well for Bubba.  Just before Bigfoot is about to crack Bubba's head open, Bubba remembers that Bigfoot doesn't wear any pants, and that his shlong is swinging around for the whole world to see.  So Bubba grab's Bigfoot's dick with both hands and PULLS for all he is worth.  

 

Bigfoot drops to his knees in pain next to Bubba, looks at him and yells "WHY would you do such a thing?"  And that's how Bubba found out that Bigfoot can talk.

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13 minutes ago, phydaux said:

Any word on when Ringo will have the next one in his Monster Hunter series?

 

 

Just checked Baen.Com.  Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints is due July 3rd of this year.

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