The thing I found most enjoyable about T.C. Boyle's Drop City was the amazing ability Boyle has to enter into a character's head. The novel is told from the perspectives of five different people: three hippies, who decide to move to Alaska with the other members of their California commune (named Drop City), and two native Alaskan residents who live in the area that the hippies choose to inhabit. Each of these characters is so vividly and accurately portrayed, so lifelike, realistic, and utterly convincing, that it seems at times that the book was written by five separate people. Of course, Boyle's humorous and unique use of language are constant throughout, uniting the different viewpoints and proving that the book was written by one experienced and talented author. The verisimilitude of the characters, combined with the subtle comments on human nature Boyle disperses throughout the novel, make Drop City a truly involving and captivating read. I finished the book very quickly, and wanted it to last even longer than its 497 pages. At times hilarious, at times depressing, and always realistic, the novel is truly hard to put down. This was the first work by T.C. Boyle I've read, but I definately plan to read more, and hope that the other works I read have the same authentic characters, humorous way with words, and poignant insight to the nature of human beings that all made Drop City so enjoyable.