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John Wilker

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Writer of science fiction and action/adventure thrillers. Voracious reader.

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Annual Report of the Town of Epping, New Hampshire (2018, Creative Media Partners, LLC) 5 stars

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of …

Review of 'Annual Report of the Town of Epping, New Hampshire' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This was a fun one! I love all of the adventures of Nathan and the crew, but this one was a fun one. Sometimes they're empire strikes back, sometimes they're return of the Jedi. This one was the latter.

Light from Uncommon Stars (EBook, 2021, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

An adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer …

Review of 'Light from Uncommon Stars' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Not sure what I think. Did I enjoy it? Sorta. I did finish it, so that's something.

Not a spoiler per se, but the end lacked oomph. It builds and builds and builds then petered out into "everything was fine."

Winter Is Coming (2015, PublicAffairs) 5 stars

"The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship--and how the West is now …

Review of 'Winter Is Coming' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

While not the main point of the book, I found myself more and more infuriated with not just our recent 3-4 Presidents but world leaders of the last 20 years.

A lot of people saw Putin coming, and weren't silent about it. And we did nothing.

Reading this while the invasion of Ukraine rages was extra.... extra.

One thing I found particularly poignant, having been scolded on social media more than once. "Do you want a nuclear war?" Putin of course threatens the use of Nukes because he knows that the west has grown so lazy and timid that even the idea of them makes us turn a blind eye to his transgressions.