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.
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.
Entertaining story about a motley crew trying to make a fortune by growing and selling pot.
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.
You have to like this gonzo dark wierdness kind of book.
An exuberant yarn from a mater sotryteller, sparkles with memorably eccentric characters, extraorinary adventures and dazzling humor.