Drop City

Drop City

Book - 2004
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"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."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780142003800
Branch Call Number: F BOYLE-T
Characteristics: 497 pages ; 20 cm


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Aug 30, 2016

I love Boyle's writing style and the way he paints a scene. Unfortunately, Drop City covered a topic I just wasn't interested in. Debauchery has never intrigued me so the prolific descriptions of free love and rampant drug use got a little boring. There were a few characters that I came to care about so that helped. Normally, if I don't enjoy a story I rate it lower but Boyle really is a gifted writer. 5 stars for the writing, 21/2 for the story.

Feb 14, 2014

Another great offering from TC Boyle. Drop City takes a while to get moving but that's because Boyle is a master of detail and description to create atmosphere, scene and a sense of what's to come.

Once Drop City starts the flight to its new location, things really get cooking. The contrasts shown in the characters' personalities and struggles, changes in terrain and goals of the characters lends well to the plot.

hb1966 Jan 05, 2014

Though I pushed myself to finish this book, I would not recommend it as it could have and should have been edited into half its length. It seemed that the interminable descriptions went on and on just for the sake of squeezing in as many similes and metaphors as possible. It would be better to say more with less.

rwgrey Jul 17, 2011

Engaging, easy read. The first novel I've read after a loooong stint with graphic novels, and it kept me fully engrossed - I think I finished it in a couple of days. Written from a few different viewpoints, which was interesting.


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