Book Reviews of Budding prospects: A pastoral (Contemporary American fiction)

Budding prospects: A pastoral (Contemporary American fiction)
Budding prospects A pastoral - Contemporary American fiction
Author: T. Coraghessan Boyle
ISBN-13: 9780140081510
ISBN-10: 0140081518
Publication Date: 5/7/1985
Pages: 326
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
A previous owner of this copy of "Budding Prospects" wrote on the front page: "Beautiful writing style devoted to thoroughly immature, immoral subject matter. What could be more perfect?" I would have to agree with this sentiment. I thought this novel, Boyle's second, was extremely funny and one of his best. Very intelligent writing with some great characters and lots of humor. The story of 3 misfits trying to make a half million bucks by growing pot in the hills of Mendocino California, is not exactly what I thought it would be - it was much better. Boyle's stories never seem to disappoint.
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I have the yellow cover, not the blue one.

This is my FAVORITE T.C. Boyle book: a fantastic story about friends growing marijuana and trying to make money doing it.
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Entertaining story about a motley crew trying to make a fortune by growing and selling pot.
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I loved this book -- it was like watching a train wreck. A couple of guys go out into the back country of California to try making a fortune by growing pot. Encounters with locals, law enforcement, each other and themselves are too bizarre.
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You have to like this gonzo dark wierdness kind of book.
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An exuberant yarn from a mater sotryteller, sparkles with memorably eccentric characters, extraorinary adventures and dazzling humor.