Yeah, I know, too much Boyle. I was going to quit him, and then I read in a review of The Inner Circle that this one was supposed to be as good as Drop City, and there it was in my local library. This is a story of two couples–a pair liberal yuppies in a development outside of L.A., and two Mexican immigrants trying to survive illegally. Eventful and deft like most of Boyle’s work, it builds to an infernal climax. I was still happier with Drop City‘s hippies, but The Tortilla Curtain gave me a whole new appreciation for the guys waiting down the block from me at our very own Astoria labor exchange.