October 3, 2013
Texas Jack by Bart Hopkins
If there is one thing Bart Hopkins does well as an author, it is making his characters relatable. Everyone can find a little bit of themselves in his books, and because of that, they pull you in and allow you to lose yourself in his fictional world for a few hours.
It is hard to put his books down.
Texas Jack is no different.
Very simply, Texas Jack is about… well… a man named Jack from Texas.
Obviously, though, Jack is much deeper than that. Growing up with an alcoholic father isn’t easy on a kid, but he gets through it.
He grows up and has a son of his own and seems to have his life put together.
That is until that one tragic day..
His son’s life is as risk and no one knows if he will live.
It is emotional, and Bart expresses this emotion by having Jack flash back to earlier parts in his life. It happens throughout the whole book, but now these flashbacks are focused on his father and how his father was with him while he was growing up.
Texas Jack carries a lot of emotion, but it is always very fun.
Bart has a great writing style that keeps you captivated from the front cover until the very last page.
The character development is wonderful, the character arcs created through present time events and Jack’s flashbacks to earlier times in his life.
5/5 the story is great. The characters are great. The writing is great. Pick it up!
If you havent read Fluke by Bart Hopkins and David Elliott, pick it up here!