Friday, January 3, 2014
A great fictional novel about problems in America
The Tortilla Curtain
By: T.C. Boyle
3.5 out of 5
Catching my interest immediately, I definitely recommend this book to readers that enjoy West Coast settings (California) and novels about problems in the United States especially regarding illegal immigrants. The story does emphasize the issues between Americans and their disrespect for Mexicans. However, Boyle does not portray either Americans or Mexicans in good light, but rather both of their issues with each other and the struggles they face. I appreciated this aspect and it almost made the book a semi nonfiction. My rating is lower than I planned on given because the ending was unresolved, but I believe that was also the intent because that is also true to real life.
Boyle has written several more books, which I plan on checking out. You can view them all at www.tcboyle.com