Book Review: Twinkle by S.J. Parkinson

9-30-2014 9-52-07 PMTitle: Twinkle
Author: SJ Parkinson
Publisher: SJ Parkinson (July 14, 2014)
Category: Science Fiction, Thriller
Available in: Print & ebook, 600 Pages

About the Book:

In the newest book from award winning author, SJ Parkinson, The richest man in the world wants to celebrate the July 4th holiday as never before. In a bid to get into the record books, a global fireworks show is staged from orbit. Satellites drop pyrotechnics into the atmosphere, thrilling everyone from the Arctic to the Antarctic with their rich colors and massive explosions in every time zone.

The next day, people around the globe begin to lose their sight. Governments crumble, society degenerates, and infrastructure falls into chaos. Humanity finds itself stumbling in the dark and losing all hope.

A few fortunate individuals retain their vision. Attempting to deal with the growing despair around them, they come together to discover the true purpose and origin of the affliction. They race to find a cure before the world is subjugated under an invading power.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

This book is science fiction with suspense, military action, and a little romance. I took me a while to get into Twinkle because of the scientific, military, and technical information but after about 100 pages, the day after the fireworks were shown, it was difficult to put down.

S.J. Parkinson’s writing style made it easy for me to fly through the pages after the beginning. It flows well and is easy to follow even with a lot of characters.

The characters are well developed. No one knows how we would react in such a situation but I would hope that more of would be like Blake, who takes matters into his own hands to get things done to help others. The author touched on how some people would take advantage of the situation and/or become violent but he focused more on the people who were trying to handle the situation and help save the U.S. and the rest of the world.

I definitely recommend Twinkle especially if you like thriller/suspense novels.


About the Author:

9-30-2014 9-51-18 PMMr. Parkinson was an Air Force avionics technician, a decorated veteran of the Persian Gulf War, and several United Nations peacekeeping missions. He has lived overseas in numerous countries and travels extensively. His novels have been praised for their realism and sold in fourteen countries, winning multiple international awards.

Awards: Three “Outstanding in Genre” Gold Seal awards from Red Adept Publishing and Kindle Book of the Month award Oct 2013 by the People’s Choice Book Awards.


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