Books, Documentaries, Reviews: December 22, 2015
Audio Delight: The Tortilla Curtain
T. C. Boyle
Listening to T. C. Boyle read his The Tortilla Curtain was an audio delight.
I don’t know how I missed this incredible author when I was in school.
I really love the way he develops characters and lets them illustrate the complexity of the world, of our culture, of culture clashes, of life itself.
He’s entertaining, yes, but he also compels you to think deeper, to understand the differences people have and why they have them. The complexity of people is terribly missing in much of today’s fiction. We just get good guys and monsters, rather than people who are, as I said, complex and who act for definite reasons.
What a gift Boyle is.
I also have a review of Boyle’s When the Killing’s Done on this blog. Use the search button on the right sidebar to find that post.