Read [ Drop City epub ] AUTHOR T. Coraghessan Boyle

  • Paperback
  • 497
  • Drop City
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • English
  • 23 March 2019
  • 9780142003800

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Drop City Download ¸ 104 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. 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 parallel spinal cords they prop up the floppy central core of the book The first spine is the flacid soaked in acid hippy fuelled hurrah of Drop City Most of the people residing in the collection of yurts tree houses flop houses and tents are a fairly reprehensible group of individuals who have a mild work allergy and are so lazy they re happy to live in a green and pleasant land surrounded by their own chickpea laden bowel eruptions People When you are content to camp in fields of your own shit it is probably time to have a little word with yourselves By stark contrast the second spinal cord propping up the book is one of ice and iron The residents of Boynton Alaska are survivalist self sufficient and living off the skinny of the land Alaska has very little fat Life is hard and if you can catch it then you can stew it eat it or wear it Those who choose to live along the 30 mile river are spikier than snow shoes and harder than a frozen sliver of moose jerky You know at some point the peace and love lives of the dippy hippies of Drop City are going to collide entwine enmesh and embed in the peace but a lot less love filled lives of the trappers hunters and self sufficient men on the 30 mile but it is just a matter of waiting and maybe tie dying a few t shirts until the story ponderously climaxes The two parallel tales finally collide where and when you might imagine and hippy v trapper hijinx ensue The hippies generally come out of it all looking half arsed self absorbed and clueless Kind of inexplicable kind of predictable but still kind of readable

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Drop City Download ¸ 104 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. 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 the plot and the details Such an interesting book about a class of people whom I especially loathed at the time until I came back from overseas and got to know a few through work and friends of friends namely hippies political radicals religious nuts females who seemed to be lost macho men who were anything but Boyle was one of those Haight Ashbury types who kept one eye open while living high and produced a magnificent black comedic condemnation which is compassionate also of those times in the 1960 s when all of us were mixed up lost and headed in every direction but head on Don t go to Alaska without first reading Drop City I will read TC Boyle because of his accurate observations of people I have known

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Drop City Download ¸ 104 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