This is the fourth in my series of book reviews from Tuttle Publishers. And, just as with the previous three, the publishers
will be giving (gave) away a free copy of this book to a random visitor of my blog.
The details of the giveaway will be at the end of this post.
The book that I’m reviewing this time is titled: “Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide” by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt.
What are “yokai“? In Japanese, “yokai” is written as 「妖怪」 and it’s the word for Japanese monsters or ghouls.
I have been interested in monsters since I was a young kid…and when I came to Japan I got interested in Japanese yokai.
(I have a few posts about them…including this one.)
So, of course, I was happy to get this book! And it did not disappoint me!
The wonderful book is perfect for anyone interested in monsters, Japanese culture, or folktales (especially Japanese ones).
I’m interested in all of those…so I like this book a lot!
Before I read this book I already knew about a number of Japanese yokai…but this book is comprehensive. I even learned something about yokai that I knew well.
There are 49 Japanese monsters introduced in “Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide“. The book describes each yokai’s physical appearance and explains the meaning of its name, its strengths and weakness, and how to survived an encounter with one.
Nearly every page has wonderful illustrations by Tatsuya Morino.
“Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide” can purchased here.
As I mentioned above though, Tuttle Publishing has kindly
agreed to give (given) one random visitor to my blog a free copy of this book.
To enter in the drawing simply fill out this form by Saturday, 2014 September 27th.
(Click here to
enter the drawing for a free copy (read a review) of a book about Ukiyoe.)
***** Updated September 28th, 2014 *****
This special promo ended on 2014 September 27th. One random winner was selected and contacted directly by Tuttle Publishers (via email) with the details about the free book.
Thank you to all who entered, but only the winner was contacted.