Friday, January 27, 2017

The State of Wyoming - Episode 7 - Jackson by Gillian Will

The State of Wyoming: Episode 7 -- JACKSON
by Gillian Will
Serial - The State of Wyoming - Book 7
Publisher: Fifty States Press (May 11, 2016)
Publication Date: May 11, 2016
Genre: Political Satire - YA up
Print Length: 20 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 used to date Regina Wilshire, a WASP-American princess who was pushing for marriage, and his two best friends are Delaware and Nebraska. He’s never actually met his Director, whose secretary Vivian is a titch on the crabby side. Elliot’s nemesis would be Tara Travis, the slinky blonde Republican aide to Wyoming congressman Bull Wheeler.

If you're this deep in the series, you may as well surrender. You're hooked.

In Episode 7 the Vancies heckle David Drumpf and Elliot plays basketball with the President.

 The State of Wyoming - Episode 7 - Jackson by Gillian Will
Did you know the first Episode is FREE on Amazon? Amazon - Episode 1 - Laramie

The State of Wyoming: Episode 7 -- JACKSONThis time out Gillian Will may have struck Satire Gold! Our Elliot finds a Wyoming constituent who spares nothing in his politically incorrect political talk, some revolving around the presidential candidate, David Drumpf, all while running on a treadmill in his expensive running shoes. Next thing we know, Elliot is on his way to Jackson, Wyoming where it could be possible that Drumpf’s speech there could be shortened by a slight assassination or a mic-stealing heckler.

What ensues is nothing short of classic satire regarding government agencies and their jurisdiction battles. Prisoner Hot Potato? But the plot thickens and Elliot now finds he has become part of a presidential game of basketball, a very dangerous game, indeed….

THE STATE OF WYOMING: EPISODE 7: JACKSON is another priceless read from Gillian Will and another day in the life of the privileged offspring of Washington’s political shooters. If you miss the tongue-cheek snark, the thinly veiled references or the irony that slips through, you might want to check to see if you have a pulse.

I received this copy from Gillian Will in exchange for my honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment