Sunday, July 18, 2010

Review of Horse Latitudes by Quentin R. Bufogle

Horse Latitudes

by Quentin R. Bufogle
published November 17th 2008 by PublishAmerica
Paperback, 148 pages

From Goodreads:
Time is running out for Chester Sprockett. How is an unemployed, aspiring novelist supposed to survive when the thirty grand borrowed off his dead father's credit cards is almost gone, and the only work he can find is hawking toys and cheesy novelty items door-to-door . . . on commission yet?

And talk about woman trouble: There's Pandora, the beautiful magician's assistant who dumped him for an investment banker and the dream of becoming a performance artist; Beth, his true love, the girl he let slip through his fingers at the beach (maybe it was all that baby oil) and the mysterious blond nymph who hurls empty beer bottles at him from a black Z28 Camaro.

If it wasn't for the occasional visit from the ghost of his father, Chester would almost certainly be losing his grip on reality, and never navigate his way out of the . . . Horse Latitudes.

My thoughts:
I bought this book used from Barnes and Noble and it seems to be signed by the author, so I am keeping it for sure.

I saw the author on Goodreads and he seemed like a very interesting person, so I had to read his book.

I am not going to tell you what this book is about because you can see this from the Goodreads summary. Here is a quote from page 38: "In the Sargasso Sea there is no wind. Many, many years ago, when ships travel by sail, they would sometimes get stuck here. For weeks and weeks they would sometimes drift, waiting for the wind to come. The sailors called this 'The Horse Latitudes'."

This was just a good all around book and I highly recommend it.


  1. The cover is a bit racy...does it actually fit in with the story?? Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Yeah, actually he talks about being at the beach, so it does kind of fit in. It's definately a story like no other i've read.