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Drop City
Drop City | T Coraghessan Boyle, Boyle T C
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T.C. Boyle has proven himself to be a master storyteller who can do just about anything. But even his most ardent admirers may be caught off guard by his ninth novel, for Boyle has delivered something completely unexpected: a serious and richly rewarding character study that is his most accomplished and deeply satisfying work to date. It is 1970, and a down-at-the-heels California commune has decided to relocate to the last frontier-the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska-in the ultimate expression of going back to the land. The novel opposes two groups of characters: Sess Harder, his wife Pamela, and other young Alaskans who are already homesteading in the wilderness and the brothers and sisters of Drop City, who, despite their devotion to peace, free love, and the simple life, find their commune riven by tensions. As these two communities collide, their alliances shift and unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born as everyone struggles with the bare essentials of life: love, nourishment, and a roof over one's head. "Drop City" is not a satire or a nostalgic look at the sixties, though its evocation of the period is presented with a truth and clarity that no book on that era has achieved. This is a surprising book, a rich, allusive, and nonsentimental look at the ideals of a generation and their impact on today's radically transformed world. Above all, it is a novel infused with the lyricism and take-no-prisoners storytelling for which T.C. Boyle is justly famous.
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jillrhudy
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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?? 😮 3mo
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AudreyMorris
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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
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A great book mail day! 😁💕💜

monalyisha That cover! And the description, too! Adding “Drop City” to my TBR. 7mo
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BookwormM
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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 😂 8mo
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Ladygodiva7
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April‘s BOTM

BookwormM I am reading this now 8mo
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BarbaraBB
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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
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#riotgrams shelfie day 1

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NHLibrarian
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#FunFridayPhoto "Moon" lit flowers! ???

Suet624 😜😜 3y
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Johnnyfree
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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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