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    EBOOK/PDF [Drop City] author T. Coraghessan Boyle Summary Drop City 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

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    EBOOK/PDF [Drop City] author T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle ´ 7 Download Summary Drop City 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 ju

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    EBOOK/PDF [Drop City] author T. Coraghessan Boyle 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 I did and tuned into Drop City This was my first T C Boyle For years I thought of him as some Tom Robbins type a cloying insubstantial stylist though I had never read even one of h

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    EBOOK/PDF [Drop City] author T. Coraghessan Boyle 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

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    EBOOK/PDF [Drop City] author T. Coraghessan Boyle 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 cert

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    Summary Drop City T. Coraghessan Boyle ´ 7 Download EBOOK/PDF [Drop City] author T. Coraghessan Boyle 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 Ca

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    EBOOK/PDF [Drop City] author T. Coraghessan Boyle 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 m

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The History of Provincetown gThis book is aas *I Thoroughly Enjoyed It It * thoroughly enjoyed it It Hilarious And A Great Adventure Story Which You Wouldn hilarious and a Captured great adventure story which you wouldn expect from a bunch ofoofy hippies There are uite a number of books set around 1970 in counterculture milieus that خاطرات یک زن توده ای give us the stories of radical politicalroups who live in suats in the cities and who are busy planning abductions or bomb attacks for the Is Government the Source of Monopoly? and Other Essays (Cato Paper ; No. 9) good of mankind Such as Theood 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 and listening to psychodelic music 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 One Too Many Blows To The Head groceries He is areat talker and has no problems The Dressmakers Gift getting theirls although he doesn t believe in brushing his teeth or personal hygiene in eneral and his lasses are all taped up We Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria 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 exploitedirls doing all the cooking and offering their bodies in the name of sexual freedom to uite a few Running from Strangers genuine assholes They allo on a reat big adventure in a reat 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 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 Full essay can be found at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercomJust like anyone else who is a lover of If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai: A Conducted Tour of India 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 too 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 Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects 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 veot 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 The Monk as Man: The Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda 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 aroup of young people who start their own free love commune at the end of the 60s the aforementioned Drop City which The Tomb of Iuchiban 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 aood thing that all of us 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 oing back to the land Armed with the spirit. Drop CityD at the time until I came back from overseas and ot 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 o to Alaska without first reading Drop City I will read TC Boyle because of His Accurate Observations Of People I Have accurate observations of people I have The collapse of the sixties free love movement is perhaps the reatest defeat Western society has endured The flower children believed in a world unshackled to Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow 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 plentyiving 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 oal 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 oes 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 Norte: A Novel 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 littleenuine empathy is achieved for any of these freeloaders and rizzly weirdoes It s a fun ride regardless 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 ifts 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 t 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 take without Mi karma y yo giving As I read the first part of the book set somewhere around Sonoma I recalled Peter Coyote s autobiographical Sleeping Where I Fall about his own involvement in the Haight Ashbury scene and communal living in the 60sWhen theovernment finally moves in the commune whimsically decides to relocate to the wilds of Alaska Getting back to Nature can be prove to be pretty daunting in a harsh unforgiving environment This is not Northern Exposure More like a collective Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved group version of Jon Krakauer s Into the Wild or Golding s Lord of the Flies On the edge of civilization day to day living can be treacherous and nasty Well writtenraphic in its sketches of the Alaskan wilderness and engaging in its depiction of the rivalries and tensions within this remote Alaskan outpost the hippies attempt to infiltrate this novel is a em. 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. ,


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Hould at least partly aspire toAnd of course this being Boyle the fun doesn t stop there about halfway through the book in fact doesn t stop there about halfway through the book in fact residents of Drop City et 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 Charlie O. and the angry A's grizzled fur trapper uncle who has recently retired and moved to Seattle And thus does Boyleet the chance to expand the story even further By Introducing The Existing Population introducing the existing population that small Alaskan town as characters themselves and by hopping back and forth between the two The Sisters of Sinai groups storylines until the moment the hippies actuallyet to Alaska and the plots suddenly mergeIn fact 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 roup of individuals who have a mild work allergy and are so lazy they re happy to live in a reen 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 oing 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 enerally come out of it all looking half arsed self absorbed and clueless Kind of inexplicable kind of predictable but still kind of readable 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 Dark Passage 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 philosophicalrounds 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 * preparation and labor that takes and how deadly serious that 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 American Military History and the Evolution of Western Warfare great fiction and a terrificift I ve Delivering Your Mail: A Book About Mail Carriers (Community Workers) given over and over again The evil side of the happyo 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 reat alternative to normal society but just as bad as normal people with the difference that they do as if they were sooo alternati 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 loathe. 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