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Demon, Volume 1 by Jason Shiga

Demon, Volume 1

by Jason Shiga

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Jimmy Yee decides to commit suicide, but he keeps waking up in his motel room after each attempt. Midway through the book, he realizes he has become a demon somehow and his essence is bodyjumping with each death.

This book came as highly recommended from several critical sources, but I guess I just don't get Shiga. (I was also disappointed with his Empire State.) Although I chuckled here and there with some of the dark humor, I mostly felt "meh" about this book. Despite it ending on a cliffhanger, I don't plan on going on to finish the other three volumes of this title. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Apr 30, 2017 |
A guy kills himself and keeps waking up, after 4 attempts he realises that every time he dies he possesses the body closest to him. Now the government is after him as they want to use him as an agent. Bloody, violent, irreverent and hilarious! ( )
  ElizaJane | Oct 28, 2016 |
Demon's story begins with Jimmy. Jimmy is attempting to commit suicide in a hotel room, only to wake up the next morning. He tries again, and again, and again. Slowly he begins to realize that something is very, very wrong. Jimmy has just discovered he is a demon. As a demon, he has the unique ability to possess the body of the nearest individual to him when his current host body dies. Consequently, Jimmy cannot die. But they're on to Jimmy, and Jimmy will have to use every resource, every body at his disposal to live on, after all.

Demon Volume 1 is quite the graphic novel. The forward of the book says it all - "If you are a child (infer sensitive to gore and/or death, penises, etc.) please put this book down slowly and walk away.." Yet there is something quite fascinating here. While the reader may - perhaps, should? - cringe and gag while observing Shiga's depictions of suicide and murder, they can't help but be sucked in. It will be very interesting to see where Demon travels in the next volumes. The body count will be high. Very. High. ( )
  einin | Aug 13, 2016 |
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