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Ushers, Inc. - Rusty Fischer This may be one of the cheesiest, funniest, and coolest stories I’ve read in the past few months. This is such a fun read!Basically the monsters we’ve come to know and love are all out in the open and are common knowledge, and all the corny stuff you see in those horrible B-rated horror flicks become facts. I remember reading the description of this and wrinkling my nose, I mean zombies and pennies?! Where did that come from? In the end I downloaded it anyway because something about just kept making it pop into my head, and I am so glad I did. It’s such a creative take on monster hunting and it’s totally fun to read. It’s kind of one of those books that make you want to tell someone how crazy it is. I can also tell you it’s one of those books that you immediately try to find something similar to it, sooo I spent a good hour and half perusing terrible movies.The characters are pretty funny and in their own ways, kick-butt. Abby is pretty sarcastic and a very reluctant hero at first, and I totally don’t blame her at all. Zach and Tracy are great side characters and add their own little flair to the mix, and then there is Cliff…who stands out just as much as Abby but in a completely different way. I did not like Cliff, I understood him and even felt for him but I just couldn’t like him. Not until close to the end anyway. The monsters they face are fairly standard in the way they behave and look but not so much in the way they are taken down, I mean some of this stuff is just plain McGyver stuff. (If you don’t know who McGyver is try watching some videos on Youtube, or this one of his daring coffin escape)The beginning starts off a little odd, but that’s only because it actually starts with the end and then Abby does a flashback kind of thing to get to where the story truly begins for them. The writing is pretty smooth and has a playful quality to it. This isn’t a story you can take seriously and you definitely shouldn’t try. I am a little peeved though, and it’s no fault of the story’s or Fischers…I just kind of want another book dealing with Abby and the Ushers. I’m not sure if there will ever be a series but on the off chance there ever is more I will certainty buy it.This is my first Rusty Fischer novel and I love his style, I picked up two more of his books on Amazon and I can’t wait to get to them.