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The Demons of Butte Crack County: A Dave vs the Monsters Anthology

(David Hooper)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  11 reviews
When magic and monsters came back into the world, the world turned to the one man who could save them Dave Hooper. But this book isn't about that jerk. It's about the stuff happened when he wasn't paying attention. ...more
Kindle Edition, 137 pages
Published January 4th 2017 by Gigantic Weapons Corporation
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I.F. Adams
Jan 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Finally finished it.

A bunch of short-stories/fan-fic set it the "Dave vs the Monsters" universe from John Birmingham. My faves, besides the ones written by John Birmingham himself, was one as a mock-documentary of the "wars" that ensued, and one from the perspective of an aboriginal australian when the monsters show up.

Generally amusing, with a few diamonds in the rough, but got to be a bit of a slog towards to the end. It's a rich universe though, and its always pleasing to see folks as engage
Mar 16, 2021 rated it it was ok
I love the Dave universe, and I'm quite sad that John Birmingham seems to have given up on it just as we were about to meet a rather eclectic group of Champions. I had high hopes for this, even if it was just going to be a bunch of short stories.

Unfortunately, most of the stories in this book aren't very good. The first (Demons of Butte Crack County) was one of the better ones, but after what is basically a prologue, it's done and that's that.

The vast majority of the stores are first person "I
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Unfortunately I only rate this a 3/5.
I love the Dave vs Monsters series, and this book is also **FREE**, so how did this not rate 5stars??
Well there were some good stories: the first and the last were stand outs!!
There were lots of okay stories.
There were several stories that started strong, and ended in 2-3 pages, and I was left wanting more.
But unfortunately there were also a few stories that mercifully only went for 2-3 pages. They were bad.

But I love the whole concept, I love that JB has sel
Nov 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Hit and miss. There are some good stories in here, and some repetitive ones. Worth reading as a fan, but perhaps do it piecemeal to get the most out of it.
garry koppes
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Good and bad

Some really good stories, but also some are quite repetitive, love to see some of them incorporated into another Dave book
David Kennedy
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well worth your time

Fanfic stories with emergence stories from all over the world and incuding multiple cultural themes.
Very high quality!
I want more.
Gary Andrew
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Michael Mardel
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
The demons of Butte Crack County by Birmingham et al. I think there were 22 stories and I was disappointed by the number of typos and missing words - nearly each story had errors. Some of the stories had me fearful of the monsters and some, not. If you're looking for a collection of monster stories, then this is for you. ...more
Steven Trewin
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yeh, pretty good. A lot of short stories from different view points. Definitely worth a look for all who have read the Dave books albeit Dave not in them at all.
Stephanie Betsarkis
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Damn! Great collection of short stories set in Dave's universe. Friggen terrific. ...more
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John Birmingham grew up in Ipswich, Queensland and was educated at St Edmunds Christian Brother's College in Ipswich and the University of Queensland in Brisbane. His only stint of full time employment was as a researcher at the Defence Department. After this he returned to Queensland to study law but he did not complete his legal studies, choosing instead to pursue a career as a writer. He curren ...more

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