Beverly Hills Ninja meets sumo!
At 300+ pounds, good-guy Buck Cooper is nobody in Texas. Not at work, not in love, not anywhere…until a fluke trip to Japan and tickets to a sumo match change Buck’s life forever and makes him the first blond sumo wrestler. Sucked deep into the extraordinary world of earth’s biggest sport, it’s all fun and games - or so he thinks. Life in the sumo ring proves more thrilling—and dangerous—than he could ever imagine.
BIG IN JAPAN takes readers into the secret world of sumo as Buck journeys from the seedy underbelly of Japan’s mafia to alleyways full of hired ninja assassins. This sports underdog story plants the reader square in the ring with Buck as he fights—sometimes for his life—against some of the biggest enemies alive, and maybe even as he finds love. Go with this big, blond hero on a journey not to be missed.
Highly acclaimed! Top 10-Ranked in Kindle SPORTS category!
PRAISE FOR BIG IN JAPAN:
“Quick and highly entertaining!” – Chris Stewart, NYT Bestselling Author
“This is not the cherry blossoms and tea houses version [of Japan], but the crowded shops, strange food, political maneuvering, and grunginess of that country’s national sport. Murder, blackmail, and danger create an intense plot that will keep many readers on the edge of their chairs or burning the lights far into the night…. It’s…high action sports drama. It’s also a study in human ethics and has a broad appeal
to men as much, perhaps more, than to women.” –Jennie Hansen, Meridian Magazine
“If you haven't read this book yet... then what are you waiting for?” -- xingcui mei Amazon reviewer
“Griffith weaves a delightfully entertaining tale of change, bravery and true love in the life of a lonely young man trying to overcome an austere and challenging environment. … Readers will be engaged as they follow the tragedies and triumphs of an endearingly kind and honest young man in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun.'” —Deseret News
“Creative, funny, and captivating.” – Lorna Hale
“Buck is a great character.” –Patricia B.
“There is a reason this story will reach the big screen. Buck is so loveable in his insecurities and even more so as the only American in the sumo world. Sumo wrestling is big in Japan and Griffith takes the reader inside that world.” – Shaunna Gonzales, author
“I purchased the full book off of reading a sample. By the end of the day, I was halfway through the story, caught up in the 300-pound main character, Buck, who …is the perfect awkward unsung hero. His quirks are endearing, and his character very relatable. Great humor throughout…, some serious thought-provoking events, as well as a sweet romance. Really, everything rolled into one. ” –Heather B. Moore, award-winning author
“The love story is tender and amazing!” – Yadee
“So refreshing to find something truly different, and so downright good.” –Saguaro Blossom
“The only place you are ever going to see a big blond American wrestling massive sumo wrestlers is in this story! It also has the perfect ending.” – Stephany Mae Robinson
- Asian culture
- multi-cultural romance
- interracial romance
- sumo wrestling
- sports underdog
- romantic comedy
- coming of age
- culture shock
- bullying and hazing
- martial arts