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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 bu

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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

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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

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

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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 t

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    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

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    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 unde

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    Already a clear cut five star even before I finish TC Boyle's ripe and agitated revisit to the hippie extremes of

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    One of my very favorite comic novels about a commune in 'Redwood City' California Drop City They say 'if you remember the sixties you

  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 Bil

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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


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. 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 Doris Lessing or My Revolutions by Hari Kunzu Fine books but not hilarious in the slightest Drop City is a far cry from political activism and introduces us to this commune in sunny California where people are just lazing around smoking dope and listening to psychodelic music all day long Exactly like you would imagine the majority of the hippies in sunny communes in California were doing Norm the leader is the leader solely by virtue of the fact that he ownes the property and provides the cash to buy groceries He is a great talker and has no problems getting the girls although he doesn t believe in brushing his teeth or personal hygiene in general and his glasses are all taped up We get to know a wide variety of the people sharing this sunny communal life ranging from very sweet dopeheads bad hippie parents a bit of acid couldn t hurt the kid exploited girls doing all the cooking and offering their bodies in the name of sexual freedom to uite a few genuine assholes They all go on a great big adventure in a great big schoolbus to the far reaches of the USA It remains a really hilarious account to the end and surprisingly enough nothing really dramatically bad ever happens to them but perhaps other people wouldn t agree with me on that So if you are in the mood for reading a truly funny book read this book


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. 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 author TC Boyle this is only the second novel of his I ve read to tell you the truth the other one being The Road to Wellville possibly his most famous because of the 1994 movie version starring Anthony Hopkins Matthew Broderick Bridget Fonda John Cusack and Oh but what a novel Who knew that a contemporary author could paint such a vivid picture of events that happened nearly a century ago in this case the formation of the various health spas in the upper Midwest at the turn of the 20th century which for those who don t know were the groups who accidentally invented our modern breakfast cereals In fact this is one of the things that Boyle is most known for as an author for his meticulous and exacting research into whatever time period he is writing about and whatever crazy events were happening during that time period Now combine this with Boyle s ability to effortlessly jump between comedy and drama his masterful touch as a story plotter and a personal writing style that is both uniue and never manages to call attention to itself and you ve got yourself one very admired and award winning novelist indeedAnd of the eleven novels that Boyle has now written arguably one of his best known ones is 2003 s Drop City mostly because it s about the American hippie movement of the 1960s and 70s of which Boyle was a part of himself in his own youth having gotten his Bachelor s degree in 1968 for those who don t know And yes just like Wellville this novel also features a semi wacky concept to propel the story forward in this case it s about a group of young people who start their own free love commune at the end of the 60s the aforementioned Drop City which gets its start in California after founding member Norm inherits a large chunk of land from a recently expired relative And yes just like Wellville Boyle uses this semi wacky concept for both humorous and dramatic purposes to sometimes viciously make fun of how uneuipped most of these idealistic flower children are to actually live off the land while still legitimately admiring their desire to do such a thing and arguing why such a desire is ultimately a good thing that all of us should at least partly aspire toAnd of course this being Boyle the fun doesn t stop there about halfway through the book in fact the residents of Drop City get tired of all the hassles of being in California the constant police harassment the endless hippie mooches and decide on a whim to move to Alaska instead where Norm has access to yet land owned by a relative a grizzled fur trapper uncle who has recently retired and moved to Seattle And thus does Boyle get the chance to expand the story even further by introducing the existing population of that small Alaskan town as characters themselves and by hopping back and forth between the two groups storylines until the moment the hippies actually get to Alaska and the plots suddenly mergeIn fact