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!
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.
I put it down and didn't pick it back up after a couple of pages. Definitely NOT my type of book.