Friday, December 23, 2016

The State of Wyoming: Episode 3: Rock Springs by Jillian Will

The State of Wyoming: Episode 3
by Gillian Will

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The State of Wyoming - Episode 3
Publisher: Fifty States Press (March 14, 2016)
Publication Date: March 14, 2016
Genre: Humor | Satire
Print Length: 17 pages
Available from: Amazon

It’s Longmire meets The West Wing. A political comedy set in Washington, D.C.

It’s a book for people who like TV. A serial novel structured like a television show, with individual complete episodes that each also contribute to the ongoing story.

In 2011, the Obama Administration embarrassed itself by mistaking Colorado for Wyoming on the map of a speaking tour in western states. Voila, the Fifty States Program!--fifty new federal patronage jobs, one for each state, all housed in cubicles at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House.

The millennials in these jobs call each other by the name of their states, and none of them are exactly what you’d call on the ball. Wyoming--that’s our man Elliot Vance-- could qualify for the slacker Olympics. He’s the grand-nephew of former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, but prior to being given a States job by his wealthy father he got kicked out of an English lit Ph.D. program for insisting on doing his dissertation on 1950s pulp author F. Bob Goddard. Elliot dates a WASP-American princess who’s pushing for marriage, and his two best friends are Delaware and Nebraska. He’s never actually met his Director, whose secretary Vivian is a tad on the crabby side. Elliot’s nemesis would be Tara Travis, the slinky blonde Republican aide to Wyoming congressman Bull Wheeler. In Episode 1 Elliot was blackmailed by Tara into flying to Laramie to do some actual work. In Episode 2 the Hells Angels, who saw Elliot in Laramie on CNN, asked him to stop earthquakes. Nebraska, him of the 21-inch neck, had a girlfriend problem, the first of his life.

In Episode 3, the Bureau of Land Management is using helicopters to round up wild horses in the Checkerboard Lands. Vivian needs a sex change reversal.
The State of Wyoming: Episode 3: Rock Springs by Jillian Will

The State of Wyoming: Episode 3 -- ROCK SPRINGSAre you a serial TV watcher? Day after day, week after week, the show is always to be continued, one more event added each time. Serial reading is the same thing, so if you haven’t tried it, take a look at Jillian Will’s THE STATE OF WYOMING a sometimes humorous and snarky look at the Liaison program started after one state was incorrectly identified as another. Known as the place to put ungrounded, unambitious millennials in the hopes of awakening some type of work ethic, or at least get them out of everyone’s way. Our hero is Elliot, the perfect example of privileged living creating a generation who feels a little too entitled.

In Episode Three: Rock Springs, Elliot discovers that the wild horses that run free are being targeted by big money cattle ranchers who use public grazing lands for free when not using their own. Kind of gives new meaning to the term “cash cow.” These ranchers are claiming that the wild horses, a dying breed within our nation are destroying the grazing lands for the cattle and they are about to be displaced in honor of the almighty dollar. It is up to Elliot to stop this miscarriage of justice.

Meanwhile his boss has some personal issues that need to be addressed and who better to go to than the man with all of the heavy hitting political connections? Elliot to the rescue!

Jillian Will handles this entire series as if it were a television show with just the right touch of humor, heartache and maneuvering to give government a bad name! Great reading, few pages but well told! Oh, and did I mention, no commercials? I could definitely see these small slices of life becoming a hit television show, but until, my own imagination is probably more entertaining!

I received this copy from Jillian Will in exchange for my honest and voluntary review! Highly recommended entertainment!

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