A Question of Temperature

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
A madman does battle with a great fish. Perhaps not as dramatic as "Moby Dick," but it's a heck of a lot shorter.
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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.

About the Series: Psycho Killer and Other Tales Told In Red
My stories are generally light. Here are some that are a little darker. A little redder.

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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on Jan. 13, 2017 :
A nicely told short story. Really enjoyed the way it flips from the fisherman/killer part to the devil in his cave contemplating his life (afterlife/reality/being... or whatever supernatural thingamajigs do when existing?)
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Review by: Andre' Mwansa on Jan. 11, 2017 :
Quiet a horror indeed. A lot to learn as well from this book.
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Review by: Mike White on Jan. 11, 2017 :
I loved this story! It has the same great prose I've come to expect from this author.

I particularly appreciated that this version of the Devil differed from many pop cultural versions, with more knowledge of the Bible involved. Of course, the depiction was still modernistic, and I liked the idea of the Devil having to deal with people going on strike.

I'll never think of the phrase 'cold day in Hell' the same way again.

If only Hemingway's the Old Man and the Sea had taken a detour featuring the Devil Himself and a psycho killer: it may have made the story exciting. Hemingway would still have had to liven up his hopelessly beige prose, of course.
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