Sunday, November 20, 2011
Takeshita Demons: The Filth-Licker by Cristy Burne
It's the second in the Takeshita Demons series. I'm told Mr Patrick read the first one in Year 4.
The genre is "horror", but with an unusual flavour, because the demons in these books, as well as the hero are Japanese. Here's the author, Cristy Burne, talking about the first book:
(While you're at it, have a look at Cristy Burne's blog.)
I'm not a great fan of horror stories or ghost stories (they either frighten me, which I don't like, or they don't frighten me, which takes away the point of the story). But I do like the Japanese element in these books. The weirdness of the demons reminds me of a great Japanese cartoon film you might know, Spirited Away, which is set in a giant spirit bath-house. You know the kind of place: