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  • Paperback
  • 497
  • Drop City
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 9780142003800

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 give us the stories of radical political groups who live in suats in the cities and who are busy planning abductions or bomb attacks for the good of mankind Such as 'The good terrorist' by Do

  2. says:

    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 a

  3. says:

    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 B

  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 spent hours with A lot of crime novels are like that but with Drop City I recall almost all

  5. says:

    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 every book that author has ever written This new series of essays chronicles that attemptSo first a confession that I still have a long way to go before becoming a completist of a

  6. says:

    The collapse of the sixties free love movement is perhaps the greatest defeat Western society has endured The flower children believed in a world unshackled to government control and white collar slavery they be

  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 p

  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 off

  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 y

  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 cost Bills have to be paid Toilets overflow Young children are neglected Freeloaders show up and

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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. The collapse of the sixties free love movement is perhaps the greatest defeat Western society has endured The flower children believed in a world unshackled to government control and white collar slavery they believed in an autonomous collective of free love drugs and sex By listening to the Doors and smoking hash in Californian tepees they hoped to bring about a social revolution to overthrow the suares by doing nothing whatsoever Then again they only believed in this because their bourgeois parents had the misfortune to raise them in a time of plenty giving them the freedom to run off and party in multicoloured pants with a wad of hard earned notes in their tote bags I hate hippies Drop City has little sympathy for the hippie movement as it cocks a snook at the idle brothers and sisters whose goal was essentially to avoid work at all costs and puff on drug pipes Nowadays hippies are known as PhD or liberal arts students and the drug consumption remains the same Centring on a large cast of caricatured free lovers Boyle s detached narrative style has the surgical cynicism and breathless rush of Foster Wallace with the compassionate satire of Kingsley Amis Although his narrator goes a sentence or three too far with each description he hits a note of buzzy mania perfect for the vibrant rush of the era though obviously uite infuriating in its excessAs the commune based on this real commune in southern Colorado battles nasty Nam dropouts and a planned council demolition the group hotfoot it to Alaska where they take refuge in their iced out bus and numerous well insulated shacks Star the least loose of the women is somewhat the centre of the novel though Boyle s narrator is of your top down move the marionettes model less personally committed and little genuine empathy is achieved for any of these freeloaders and grizzly weirdoes It s a fun ride regardless

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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. 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 remembering those days both the charm and the not so flattering side of being free a time when boys browbeat girls into sleeping with them with philosophy and suggesting they were uptight rather than sweet talking them How certain people could always be counted upon to shirk the hard labor on some sort of philosophical grounds relating to freedom or simply lying low but to show up regularly at mealtimes with their plates out When the commune falls afoul of county Sanitation Department the downfall of many a commune they decide to move to Alaska to live off the land These Drop City chapters are interspered with a whole second story about people actually living off the land in Alaska showing us just how much skill and preparation and labor that takes and how deadly serious that kind of life is as opposed to the self deluded chaotic everything that is is okay life of the commune A collision course with Reality seems to be the order of the day Great great fiction and a terrific gift I ve given over and over again

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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 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


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