I get he's a self-righteous liberal dick, but Grant almost seems to be bullying him.
When Grant initially shut him down, I supported it. At subsequent meetings the grange, Grant seems to be antagonizing him for public show.
I don't like this personality flaw with Grant.
Lol... I thought the same thing. Although, Heavy G did say that we'd see a true
character, with both strengths and weaknesses, not some superhero. I don't particularly like seeing this flaw in a leader (or judge), but you can't say that it's not a flaw we don't see in many, many men with any degree of ego and power.
To be perfectly honest, after reading these latest two books, I can't say that I wouldn't be closer to Snelling's mindset than Grant's. Maybe that's a flaw in my own character, being too complacent and unwilling to so quickly resort to "fortressing" up the community. Personally, I don't think I would have willingly gone along with a lot of what Grant and Rich have put into place so far... having the community feed this many people on guard-duty with barely any indication that those guards would be needed seems kind of wasteful. I'm sure we'll see differently in the future, but if I was in that community I would think that he was being awfully paranoid so far. I think I would have been happy with a half-dozen guards at the bridge and a lot less in the way of "community development" at the Grange... again though, that's just my point-of-view (what are we feeding all these guys for again?)
I do feel like the calendar and time-line of the books got way off track in this last one.... in some ways it's hard to believe that it's been two weeks since the Crisis (not much mention yet of anyones food stores running low, even non-preppers, food trucks without any escorts, etc), and in other ways it seems like part of the story is pulled from things that wouldn't have been put together for months
afterward (FC guys getting a reputation for liking girls in Frederickson, the Rebel Radio guys starting back up and establishing some kind of supply-chain for their CDs... not to mention the communication via graffiti)... I have a hard time coming up with a way how things could have moved so quickly in some areas while so slowly in others. I don't doubt that all of them could/would happen eventually, and I can only imagine how hard it would be to put a calendar like this together, but it definitely had me scratching my head. I'm still astounded that this could all be wrapped up in 299 days, even with 260+ left to go... just seems like the chaos is just beginning to unravel.