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Monday, July 6, 2015

Sketches Of The Wigwam by Mack Moyer [4 stars]



From the Description:

Part-time artist, full-time smartass and gleeful drunk Billy thought his childhood memories of the skeletal entity called the Wigwam were just his imagination. But when Billy returns to Indian Hills, he discovers the Wigwam is real–and he remembers Billy very well.

What was supposed to be just a weekend with his girlfriend turns into a nightmare for Billy as repressed memories of his youth come storming back. Soon Billy is isolated on the haunted mountainside that the Wigwam calls his home. Mutilated figures appear in a sudden fog engulfing the mountain. A pair of missing twin boys, presumed dead, appear.

Armed only with sarcasm, a pack of smokes and all the beers he can find, Billy needs to remember how he defeated the Wigwam as a boy if he wants to survive the next round.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel.

When I was asked to review Sketches Of The Wigwam my first thought was that a wigwam is a shelter not a monster, but the blurb sounded interesting so I took a chance on it. I'm glad I did! This is a fast paced and fun story. Billy, the main character is an unapologetic drunk and slacker with anger issues. George, his cousin, is a typical country boy who loves guns, hunting and can be an ass. The Wigwam is a horrifying entity that is relentless in its pursuit of Billy. Combine these characters with the Pennsylvania backwoods and you get a story that is at times hilarious and terrifying at others. I can't wait to see what Mack Moyers comes up with next! A really good 4 star read.