Tale of the Dead Town

Tale of the Dead Town
Vampire Hunter D #4
Hideyuki Kikuchi
SF
1 star
167 pages

The cleanest, morally, so far. Also the dumbest. D goes to a floating town where experiments have gone on to spread vampirism like a plague instead of through bites. I’m not going to be reading any more of this trash.

Demon Deathchase

Demon Deathchase

Vampire Hunter D #3

Hideyuki Kikuchi

Light Novel

1 Star

 

D, in direct competition with a clan of Hunters, goes after a Vampire who has absconded with a willing woman. The pair are trying to get to space to escape. Pretty much everybody but D dies. No loose ends that way.

I have one more VHD book, and that will be it. In this one, a woman is raped, repeatedly by her 4 brothers. Kikuchi is one sick ******.

 

Raiser of Gales

Raiser of Gales
Vampire Hunter D #2
Hideyuki Kikuchi
SF
2 Stars
215 pages

D must fight with the leftover experiments of some great Noble Doctor, vampires who can live in the daylight.

Bloody, sexual and just pulp fiction. This stuff is about on the same level, literary wise, as the Mars series. Shallow and action instead of plot.

Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D #1
Hideyuki Kikuchi
Light novel
3 stars
238

The first novel in the Vampire Hunter D light novel series.
A young woman is bit by a local Noble and hires D to kill the Noble to free her. A local human thug, some mutant rebels and other demons all come together to make life hard for D as he just tries to do his job.

Obviously a first novel. Descriptions go something like this “The wind snarled like a beast across the barren sky”. It is like using fingerpaints to do a portrait. Gets the job done, but kind of makes you groan at the amateurishness of it. No real character development, but since I’m guessing D is the only character common in all the books, not surprising.

A nice light read.