Oleg Medvedkov is a writer of Humorous Novels and Short Stories. He also writes some serious stuff just to show that he can. He lives in Sacramento, CA.
His motivation - Cookies, His inspiration - see Motivation, His muse - whoever brings him Cookies. If you think he is mercantile than you know words.
Laughter is the best tool to deal with stress and boredom. Made-up scientific studies show that hamsters who read books from 'Take a Break Have a Laugh" series live 10 times longer than humorless hamsters that are into Goth novels and French documentaries. In all seriousness though, after you read short stories from this book you will feel great! Enjoy!
This is Volume I of jokes I have written. They first appeared on my account on Twitter and I've preserved the Tweet format for this book. Hope they'll make you laugh. Or giggle. I'll also take a snicker or a chuckle. Have fun!
A sweet story of five and a half year old girl going to Haymarket (in Boston) with her Dad. Something happens, she gets separated from her father but manages to find her way home. Well written and fast-paced. Perhaps so fast-paced that some details become somewhat ambiguous but still very enjoyable. I sincerely hope that 'Triple Divide' keeps the same quality of writing.
This little volume makes an interesting case that every Christian has access to multiple gifts through acceptance and faith. Two mighty forces, that of God and Satan, are in direct conflict with each other. However third force, that of a Christian, is not without resources, when it comes to fending off evil.
Gospel mentions several such gifts, for example that of prophecy and healing, and these gifts are accessible to those believers who actually desire spiritual gifts. Author makes an interesting case for her views and feels that in these challenging and cynical times, Christians should try more than ever to accept and exercise such gifts to help each other and to please God.
Writing is very concise and you can feel author's passion in her views and beliefs.
Frankly I did not expect 'Aftermath' so soon - after all the criticism that the writer received last time, I did not expect second volume of 'Worlds Without End' for a while. But it is out and I am actually glad. Prose is slightly more polished, plot is uncomplicated but full of action, almost reminiscent of early sci-fi stories published in pulp magazines back in 1920s and 1930s.
I give this book 5 Stars not because this is a greatest book of all time but because it is different and, in my opinion, original. In the age of 'me toos', it is refreshing to see an author to write something that is completely congruent with his beliefs and worldview. Book utilizes doctrine of LDS Church and has strong religious overtones. Author is open about it and, learning a lesson from criticism he received last time, he includes a handy reference page that explains some of the more esoteric religious points that makes following the plot easier. Book is also unabashedly pro-American, and celebrates the American spirit. So, be warned :)
Overall, 'Aftermath' is a marked improvement over the first volume 'The Mission'. If you enjoyed the first volume or simply would like to read a different take on a sci-fi genre by a promising writer, while keeping an open mind, then give it a try.
Little side-note: publication is well formatted for Kindle, includes a click-able table of contents (always a plus) and well-edited.