Out of Texas 1 : The Gaunt-Faced Grappler

Rated 4.80/5 based on 5 reviews
Can a radioactively reanimated cat find happiness in the world of professional fighting? In the Great State of Texas anything can happen. More
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Words: 32,530
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301071388
About James Hold

"First you're an unknown, then you write one book and you move up to obscurity." — Martin Meyers

I published my first book in 2004. It became an immediate collector's item. I know this for a fact as I have several hundred copies collecting dust in my attic. Critics everywhere said it belonged right up there between Ernest Hemingway and Robert E Howard—on an alphabetical bookshelf.

My influences include Rocky & Bullwinkle, 1950s sci-fi movies, and silver-age comics.

I live in Texas with my Princess wife, and cats Rocky and Dusty. You can contact me at jamesroyhold@gmail.com.

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Review by: israel Grace on Feb. 18, 2018 :
I have nothing much to say here. Just maybe guessing Andre' never got to the ending of this book.
(review of free book)

Review by: Andre' Mwansa on Feb. 09, 2018 :
When it comes to a good adventure and good humour read. James Hold is one of the best. I never really mind reading the synopsis, when starting to read one of his books. I just grab one and start reading because he never disappoints. And this one is no exception.

Spoiler: I've read so many works by James Hold. I've seen his better better works like his recent extremely exciting book 'Incidental Contact'
This is why I'm rating this book four stars because it's nothing compared to his recent works.
(reviewed 12 months after purchase)

Review by: Wagner's Valkyrie on Dec. 08, 2017 :
I loved this. A cat changes itself into a human and gets a job as a wrestler. It makes sense because thats how cats play. J's boss doesnt like him so he makes all kinds of trouble for him. The ending is happy-sad. There were some things I didnt understand and had to google but it was very very funny. I want to read all of them.
(review of free book)

Review by: Doctor Caronte 6 on May 06, 2017 :
I'm going to break kayfabe and do this review in English. As a luchador, wannabe and a big fan of Lucha Underground, this book was right up my alley. Only since this was first published in 2004 it predates LU by 12 years. Funny stuff with really far-out concepts. Highly entertaining and definitely worth reading.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Michelle B on Oct. 10, 2015 :
I found this by searching under the tags of "cats" and "humor." It has plenty of both. THE GAUNT-FACED GRAPPLER is eight stories combined into an overall narrative. They are all very funny, some downright wacky, and never fail to provide a laugh. The main character is a cat that has changed itself into a human being and become a professional fighter. Part of the fun is how the cat must learn to act human. The stories put him in many crazy situations. My favorite is "Lettuce Prey" which reads like an Ultraman parody. But all of them are good. I enjoyed this book because it's full of jokes, puns, and Tom Swifties and you don't have to be a fight fan to enjoy it.
(review of free book)

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