Demon Hunter (Yamada Monogatari #1)

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Title: Demon Hunter

Series: Yamada Monogatari

Author: Richard Parks

Rating: 2 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 288

Format: Kindle



Yamata is a generalized demon hunter. Spirits, changlings, ogres, etc, he can deal with them all.

Set in historic Japan, this is a book of short stories about Yamata and his adventures.


My Thoughts:

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she had to walk into mine.


I was expecting this read to be very anime’y. What I got was 1920’s crime noir transposed over a historic Japan. I kept waiting for the main character, Yamata, to puff on a stogey and shoot someone with a .45. And I kept imagining Humphrey Bogart in a kimono.

And then near the end the author crossed one of the lines I’ve drawn for myself in regards to what I will and will not read and that crossed him off of any future reads.  Even without that, I kept looking at the percentage on my kindle to see if I was almost done yet. Never a good sign.