More TC Boyle for me. This eco-fable, set in 1989 and 2025 in alternating chapters, tells of a radical eco-terrorist, his wife, his daughter, and the ill-fated biosphere, which is ruined in the future chapters. Pretty chilling–I dragged out the last 50 pages for over a week, not wanting to finish because it’s clear from the fragmented timeline how it’s got to end, and I didn’t want to get there. Not quite as successful as Drop City, but still worthwhile. I’m interested in Boyle for his confident and varied voice, mainly, but his plots are always larger-than-life, ripped-from-the-headlines fun — even though I’d put “fun” in quotes in this case.
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