A 21st Century Samurai Thriller

Fiction - Sports
252 Pages
Reviewed on 12/21/2016
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Author Biography

Award-winning author GP Hutchinson is a high school teacher who devotes as much time as possible to the craft of writing. His interest in Japan's people and culture goes back many years. During graduate school he did an internship with a Japanese Christian congregation in Dallas, Texas. Years later, while his daughter taught English in the Japanese public school system, Hutchinson spent months in Japan, informally studying and enjoying life and culture in that beautiful and fascinating land. Hutchinson, a father of three and grandfather of eight, lives in the upstate of South Carolina with his wife, Carolyn. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Dallas Theological Seminary who has also lived and studied in Costa Rica and Spain.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite

For Tatsuyama, the sport of sumo is all that he wants and all that he knows, but the world out there is changing fast. When he is approached by men who want to turn the sport around and allow betting to begin in earnest, he thinks nothing of it, at least, not until the rest of his life starts to come crashing down as well. Before he knows it, Tatsuyama is in a race to not only get his career back, but his very life as well, and he’ll have to use a variety of new allies in order to get where he wants to be ... if it’s at all possible in Sumotori by G.P. Hutchinson.

This book was definitely an adventure story and one where you never knew what was going to happen next. Each of the characters was very deep and seemed to be really believable. You felt like you were drawn into the story from the start, and with a plot that was different from what you’ll find anywhere else. This is a unique storyline and it’s something that you’ll want to check out for yourself. It has a lot of adventure and thrilling scenes with just enough of the romance and camaraderie to tie it all together. With Tatsuyama, Naoko, Shiori and Detective Kobayashi, you’re going to want to immerse yourself in the story, and with the author's writing style you’re not going to have a problem with that. Sumotori is a great book that I will recommend.