Monday, January 2, 2017

The State of Wyoming: Episode 4 -- GREEN RIVER by Gillian Will

The State of Wyoming: Episode 4 -- GREEN RIVER
by Gillian Will

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The State of Wyoming - Book 4 - Green River
Publisher: Fifty States Press (March 21, 2016)
Publication Date: March 21, 2016
Genre: Political Fiction & Satire
Print Length: 19 pages
Available from: Amazon

It’s Scandal meets Seinfeld. 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 was using helicopters to round up wild horses in the Checkerboard Lands. Vivian needed a sex change reversal.

In Episode 4, Regina pretends to be Delaware’s girlfriend for his mother’s visit. Elliot acquires an enemy in Cliff Atwater, younger cousin of the famous Republican dirty trickster.

 The State of Wyoming: Episode 4 -- GREEN RIVER by Gillian Will
The State of Wyoming: Episode 4 -- GREEN RIVERGillian Will is back with another exciting episode of THE STATE OF WYOMING, Green River.

Delaware is in trouble, his mom is coming to town and he needs a girlfriend, now. When Regina is recruited for the job, will she come across as believable? Talk about a girlfriend going the extra mile, especially when she has to deal with Delaware's quirky, Jewish mother!

Elliot manages to make another enemy in the political arena, big surprise! It seems that California is looking to do something about their drought, at the expense of other states' water resources and Wyoming is in the crosshairs. Who is entitled to that water? What about the ocean that threatens to suck California in? Once again, Elliot will learn that it isn't what you know, but who you know as he wrestles with this dilemma.

Once again, Gillian Will adds the right amount of sarcasm, humor and cliches to keep the feeling light, the pace fun and the story quirky! I will say it again, this needs to find its way to television!
I received this copy from Gillian will in exchange for my honest review.

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