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Hinterland - Steven Lang I really enjoyed this book. The characters were all interesting, some more flawed than others, but all them completely believable. The story had a great sense of place and I think this was underscored by the fact that the action and emotional drama all happened within a community and between different tribes within.

I think where the story most succeeded was by showing how extreme partisanship can play out in our lives. Lang shows this from the vantage point of the extremes at both ends of the political spectrum.

Lang also cleverly shows how discombobulating it can be for those who feel like the ground is changing underneath them as society's mores evolve uncontrollably around them.

I liked how the ending showed the reader promise of a future without tying everything up in a neat bow.

This is a good read if you're interested in a story about community, its tribes and how they bump up against each other.