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Drop City
Drop City | T. C. Boyle
9 posts | 24 read | 10 to read
It is the seventies, at the height of flower power. Star has just joined Drop City, a hippie commune in sunny California living the simple, natural life. But underneath the drugs, music and transcendent bliss, she slowly discovers tensions and sexual rivalries that threaten to split the community apart. A world away in Boynton, a tiny town in the interior of Alaska, Sess Harder, a pioneer who actually does live off the land, hunting, trapping and fishing, yearns for someone to share the harsh winters with him. When the authorities threaten to close down Drop City, the hippies abandon camp and head up north to Alaska, the last frontier. But neither they nor the inhabitants of Boynton are completely prepared for each other - and as the two communities collide, unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born.
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jillrhudy
Drop City | T Coraghessan Boyle, Boyle T C
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Naked hippies form a crater in this cover of Drop City. One gets the impression from the cover that things will not go as planned in paradise but along very predictable lines, given human nature and . . . nature. I love this novel; it's my favorite Boyle. #7days7covers #7covers7days #covercrush

I just saw that I'm not supposed to explain about the covers so I'll try not to explain about the next 5. Not explaining is not my thing.

LeahBergen It‘s remarkably difficult, isn‘t it?? 😮 2mo
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AudreyMorris
Drop City | T Coraghessan Boyle, Boyle T C
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Mehso-so

Well, I‘m done. This novel follows the members of a c1970 hippie commune in California that moves to interior Alaska. Sex, drugs, a few hard workers and a lot of hangers on. The first half was OK, the Alaska half unbelievable. No roads in, dark for 6 months of the year, -40 temps, a lot of vegetarians. Boyle did not convince me they could survive. #1001books

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Chili
Drop City | T Coraghessan Boyle, Boyle T C
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A great book mail day! 😁💕💜

monalyisha That cover! And the description, too! Adding “Drop City” to my TBR. 6mo
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BookwormM
Drop City | T. C. Boyle
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#Reading1001

Some great one liners and astute observations of humanity. An intriguing look at the hippie sub culture and the treatment of women. Exploration of language and it‘s uses “cats” vs “chicks”. Hypocrisy exposed.

Then there are the dull sections listening to stoned musings of unlikeable characters. Feeling like the only sober person at the party waiting for home time.

Leftcoastzen 😂 7mo
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Ladygodiva7
Drop City | T Coraghessan Boyle, Boyle T C
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April‘s BOTM

BookwormM I am reading this now 7mo
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BarbaraBB
Drop City | T. C. Boyle
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Mehso-so

This is the story of a Californian hippy commune, moving to Alaska. They think of this move and their new way of live (surviving the Alaska winter) as a big adventure, what turns out to be rather naive.
In Alaska, another set of (local) people also prepares for a winter of 'living off the land'. The differences between the two are big, but Boyle succeeds in describing all his characters as believable, despite their differences. #1001books

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jennw1212
Drop City | T. C. Boyle
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#riotgrams shelfie day 1

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NHLibrarian
Drop City | T. C. Boyle
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#FunFridayPhoto "Moon" lit flowers! ???

Suet624 😜😜 3y
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Johnnyfree
Drop City | T. C. Boyle
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Loved this book. Boyle, as always, digs deep, showing us that the SF days of peace and love had a bright side and a dark, dark side.

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