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The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
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Mar 09, 2008

really liked it

I read this for a class that dealt with immigration issues. It is a wonderful example of being born with privilege. Quick and easy read. Gave it 4/5 because the female characters are poorly developed (as is rest of TC Boyle's novels). I got frustrated with this novel because of the bad things that constantly happened to the protagonists and the in-your-face irony, but it had its good points as well. I think anyone should read this before they try to take a position on the US-Mexican immigration issue.
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Julie For a moving non-fiction take on this topic give the book The Devil's Highway by Urrea a read...

Francesca if someone is going to take a position about the US-MX immigration issues, they should NOT read this trash of a novel! It is the furthest from reality.
As Julie, above, says read The Devil's Highway by A. Urrea instead.

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