Drop City [kindle / Pdf] Author T. Coraghessan Boyle


10 thoughts on “Drop City

  1. says:

    This book is a gas I thoroughly enjoyed it It is hilarious and a great adventure story which you wouldn't expect from a bunch of goofy hippies There are uite a number of books set around 1970 in counterculture milieus that

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    The evil side of the happy go lucky flower power unicorn rainbow time that wasn´t as peaceful as one might supposeWhat if hippies weren´t the friendly peace loving open minded tolerant etc great alternative to normal society but just as bad as normal people with the difference that they do as if they were sooo alternative and progressiveBuilding on this plot Boyle offers another splendid description of the

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    I'm prone to think less of a book that I can read while in a room with a TV on Especially if on that TV is Kipper or Harry the Dirty Dog or Babar for the millionth time But then maybe after a million times it's easier to tune out And tune out I did and tuned into Drop City This was my first T C Boyle For years I thought of him as some Tom Robbins type a cloying insubstantial stylist though I had never read even one of his words T

  4. says:

    For me some novels just blur after putting them down and I don't remember anything significant about the book a new friend potentially I had

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    Full essay can be found at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercomJust like anyone else who is a lover of great books I find myself sometimes with a desire to become a completist of certain authors; that is to have read

  6. says:

    The collapse of the sixties free love movement is perhaps the greatest defeat Western society has endured The flower childr

  7. says:

    This book is fuelled by flower power Sadly I prefer books which are run on rocket fuel so this one did not deliver enough blast for my buck This is the third TC Boyle book I've read and although I keep meandering back for I'm still yet to understand why Two tales make up the central thread of Drop City Like two parallel spinal cords they prop up the floppy central core of the book The first spine is the flacid soaked

  8. says:

    Already a clear cut five star even before I finish TC Boyle's ripe and agitated revisit to the hippie extremes of the late '60s offers both a celebration and a slam DROP CITY is the first novel of his I've tasted in a while; for years I'd sampled only the sharply cornered ironies their furniture often surreal of his magazine fiction

  9. says:

    One of my very favorite comic novels about a commune in 'Redwood City' California Drop City They say 'if you remember the sixties you weren't there' but Boyle clearly had both been there and rememberedI laughed until tears dripped down my face

  10. says:

    TC Boyle's novel about the Northern California commune hooks you from the start The carefree lifestyle readily available drugs open sexuality and irresponsibility of this motley mix of nature loving misfits come with a heavy

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Drop City

It is 1970 and a down at the heels California commune devoted to peace free love and the simple life has decided to relocate to the last frontier the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska in the ultimate expression of going back to the land Armed with the spirit The evil side of the happy go lucky flower power unicorn rainbow time that wasn t as peaceful as one might supposeWhat if hippies weren t the friendly peace loving open minded tolerant etc great alternative to normal society but just as bad as normal people with the difference that they do as if they were sooo alternative and progressiveBuilding on this plot Boyle offers another splendid description of the bigotry and mendacity that grows in each society In this case it is interesting to see how good ideals can be perverted to let the conservative suppressing system seem better than anarchy chaos and too much freedom I could imagine this book as a great kick starter for complex philosophical political sociological etc discussions and of course debates because it does nothing else than confronting a liberal socialist dystopia with the standard mentality of this time and opening the endless epic political mentality A vs mentality B battle until boredom and sleep kick inAnd the great thing is that it all comes with subtext wit and strange happenings and no admonishing moral finger A wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real life outside books

Review Drop City

Of adventure and naïve optimism the inhabitants of “Drop City” arrive in the wilderness of Alaska only to find their utopia already populated by other young homesteaders When the two communities collide unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born a For me some novels just blur after putting them down and I don t remember anything significant about the book a new friend potentially I had spent hours with A lot of crime novels are like that but with Drop City I recall almost all the plot and the details Such an interesting book about a class of people whom I especially loathed at the time until I came back from overseas and got to know a few through work and friends of friends namely hippies political radicals religious nuts females who seemed to be lost macho men who were anything but Boyle was one of those Haight Ashbury types who kept one eye open while living high and produced a magnificent black comedic condemnation which is compassionate also of those times in the 1960 s when all of us were mixed up lost and headed in every direction but head on Don t go to Alaska without first reading Drop City I will read TC Boyle because of his accurate observations of people I have known

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S everyone struggles with the bare essentials of life love nourishment and a roof over one’s head Rich allusive and unsentimental TC Boyle’s ninth novel is a tour de force infused with the lyricism and take no prisoners storytelling for which he is justly famou Already a clear cut five star even before I finish TC Boyle s ripe and agitated revisit to the hippie extremes of the late 60s offers both a celebration and a slam DROP CITY is the first novel of his I ve tasted in a while for years I d sampled only the sharply cornered ironies their furniture often surreal of his magazine fiction Those always cracked the imaginative whip impressively and trapezed their way through some breathtaking analogies but this novel puts both those gifts on display and taking everything to sonar depths scary depths of character and culture What the novel has to reveal about the exploitation of the counterculture s women for instance would elevate Boyle to the stature of a feminist icon except he always couches that exploitation in painful individual weakness and drug addled confusion The way he dramatizes the inarticulate fumbling of adolescence and the mistakes it leads to could make the author some sort of Guide for Youth except his monosyllabic exchanges freighted with hormones and unspoken private histories are always so hilarious as are swift palpable perfect descriptions Plus jeepers how the plot moils I m writing this shortly after getting through a central climactic brouhaha bloody yet comic each complication erupting out of the blue yet dead right for the moment and the people involved and I had to sit back yank my head out the 360 degree kaleidoscope and ask what has he been smoking

  • Paperback
  • 497
  • Drop City
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • English
  • 14 January 2018
  • 9780142003800

About the Author: T. Coraghessan Boyle

T Coraghessan Boyle also known as TC Boyle is a US novelist and short story writer Since the late 1970s he has published seventeen novels and eleven collections of short stories He won the PENFaulkner award in 1988 for his third novel World's End which recounts 300 years in upstate New York He is married with three children Boyle has been a Distinguished Professor of English at the