Book Reviews of Drop City

Drop City
Drop City
Author: T.C. Boyle
ISBN-13: 9780965766227
ISBN-10: 0965766225
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 444
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Viking
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
This is only the second T.C. Boyle book that I've read, but both were incredibly fine reads. At first I was put off by some of his creepy characters and sleazy situations, but his fiction comes off as purely authentic and is engrossing.

Drop City has two seemingly unrelated stories working (a la early Tom Clancy), but, as expected, they merged smoothly to create this profound story. The herd of northern California hippies and the hard-scrabble Alaskan end-of-the-roaders eventually learn to co-exist, sort of.

I truly didn't want Drop City to end, it is that good!

George (Eagle1)
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Helpful Score: 1
Drop City , so cool. A commune of hippies , set in the 1960's moves from California to Alaska to "live off the land". An odd bunch of misfits, told only by such a story teller as T.C. Boyle. A book I really won't forget reading. Couldn't put it down. However, it is a long book.
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I put it down and didn't pick it back up after a couple of pages. Definitely NOT my type of book.