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The Deckled Edge

I was put on this earth to read a certain number of books. I am now so far behind I will never die.

Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter - Richard Parks This book is a collection of short stories featuring an impoverished noble turned demon hunter in Heian Japan. The stories are separate but maintain continuity so the book is really a mosaic novel. These two points together remind me a lot of Andrzej Sapkowski's The Last Wish with a generous helping of Sherlock Holmes thrown in. There are some weaknesses, notably the stories are somewhat repetitious, the main character is a little too clever, and Parks overuses some supernatural elements, but I found the book fairly enjoyable.