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What I love the most about the story is how relative it is to the current political climate. If you are a current news junkie, or a former/parttime news junkie (that's me!), you will love the way themes are introduced through news announcements. Just like in the real world, when you see a headline on a website or hear a recap on a new channel, a conversation/discussion/debate occurs with whoever is in the same room. It happens all the time in our family, with our friends. Hell, my husband and I even talk about news events over turkey sandwiches at lunch. The news, the way it's presented in the novel, feels freakishly real - you almost can't wait to read the next outrageous headline.
Although I don't exactly agree with Abigail's (the protagonist) and Jack's (her #2) political views on every single topic, that didn't get in the way of being able to understand their point of views and struggles. If you're right or left, conservative or moderate, a donkey or an elephant, the story will appeal to you in the most basic sense. It's about life, liberty, and defining the pursuit of happiness.
So, if you like stories that question social policies and want a thriller that will keep you guessing, check out Absolute Despotism. Read it. Think about it. Give Holly a shout out at Holly's Website or Facebook Page.