Title: Sketches from the Spanish Mustang
Author: Benjamin X. Wretlind
Length: 294 pages
Benjamin X. Wretlind, author of "Castles: A Fictional Memoir of a Girl with Scissors", has released yet another literary masterpiece in "Sketches from the Spanish Mustang".
Centered on Cripple Creek, Colorado; a dying mining town clinging to life thanks to the emergence of casinos. Cripple Creek is only part of the story though, the citizens are the main focus in this haunting novel.
The tortured artist sketches these citizens giving us a glimpse in their life and revealing their struggles.
I thought "Castles" was a brilliant read from start to finish and Sketches from the Spanish Mustang lived up to everything that I expected. Wretlind's characters are fresh, rooted in realism, written brilliantly, and just fun to read. His writing style remains fluid and easy to read throughout. I still have a few questions about the conclusion of the novel but I'm sure I'll find those answers in my second read through.
If you have any doubt about Benjamin X. Wretlind as a writer, rest assured he is awesome and I'm positive he'll have a bright future. well worth the read and deserving of being on my top books of the year list.