Someone recently asked me if I had read this book and if I was unsatisfied with the ending. Actually, I couldn’t remember the ending. I had to go back and read a plot summary of it. So I guess I was ambivalent about the end. I can remember large swaths of the book. I can remember being horrified at the ideas in it. And I was naively relieved that a fundamentalist theocracy was not plausible in America. Fast forward 20 years, add in modern American politics, and this story becomes much less “interesting dystopian fiction” and more scary possibility.