Cactus Jack: A Novel
Cactus Jack is a wonderfully written novel that follows Billie Masterson, an untried colt named Cactus Jack, and a motley crew as they work to change the landscape of Kentucky thoroughbred racing.
Billie Masterson is a thirty-something-year-old woman from Kentucky. As she drowns her underachievements in alcohol and bad relationships in Ohio, her father, whom she hasn’t seen since she graduated college, struggles to make ends meet on the family farm. His sudden death brings Billie back to Kentucky where she finds that she now owns a truckload of debt and an untried colt. With the help of a horse-crazed little girl, a washed-up horse trainer, and her father’s ex-girlfriend, Billie and Cactus Jack turn the racing scene on its head.
I liked everything about this book, from the characters, the flow of the words, and the plot. I think many readers will like this book as well. I do think, however, that this book is better suited for more mature readers, as it discusses mature topics.
All in all, I think there are many more readers out there who will enjoy this book. If you are a mature reader who enjoys realistic fiction, this book is definitely for you.
|Page Count||312 pages|
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