Neal Stephenson’s new novel begins with a family reunion in the Idaho panhandle, near the Canadian border, during which the “reserved, even hardbitten” men of the extended Forthrast clan engage in shooting practice with an impressive assortment of firearms.

Reamde by Neal Stephenson – review | Books | The Guardian

Actually, no — it begins in Iowa, as it says at the top of the first page of text. When the first sentence of your review gets something like this wrong, I’m not really encouraged to keep reading… .