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Reading TC Boyle's writing is like savoring a glass of great wine -- you don't want it to ever end.
T.C. Boyle does three things very well in this book: he creates interesting characters, he tells a story made up of stories and, as always, he's a master of words.
I enjoyed the back story of the main characters as told by those closest to them, however this wasn't a book I'd want to curl up with and get into.
This is the 3rd book of his I've read. Drop City and Tortilla Curtain are excellent and I've decided to read everything he has written. Read morePublished 3 months ago by rks
Mr. Boyle again demonstrates his powerful vocabulary and mastery over use of the simile and metaphor. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven J. Hicks
Got this book on a recommendation from someone who thinks TC Boyle is a great writer. I have paddled Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark Burk
A friend just gave me a copy of this book and I gotta admit to being somewhat surprised. I wonder how many readers or reviewers are aware of the fact that just two years ago, the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lynn Alley
i bought this book for my husband for Christmas. T.C. Boyle is one of his favorite authors, and he hadn't heard of this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by "Ali"
Probably the worst book I have ever read. I live just across the channel from Santa Cruz Island and still didn't like it. Every character was cartoon like. Read morePublished 6 months ago by G. Rouhas
Boyle captures the excitement of rough seas and poses the juxtaposition between animal rights and environmentalism. Read morePublished 7 months ago by ashcom
Very interesting novel about commitments to causes and ways that ones stances are important and determine how one lives ones life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laughing Ladies Book Club
First of all -- I had no idea what to expect. Bought it at a whim. And I was pleasantly surprised.
I love "realism" fiction. Read more