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Budding Prospects: A Pastoral
     

Budding Prospects: A Pastoral

4.8 7
by T. C. Boyle
 

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Soon to be a comedy series with the pilot episode now streaming on Amazon Video – an “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times) novel about the adventures of three men growing marijuana in Northern California

All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa and half a million tax-free dollars will be theirs.

Overview

Soon to be a comedy series with the pilot episode now streaming on Amazon Video – an “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times) novel about the adventures of three men growing marijuana in Northern California

All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa and half a million tax-free dollars will be theirs. But they haven't reckoned on nosy Northern California-style neighbors, torrential rain, demands of the flesh, and Felix's improbable new love, a wayward sculptress on whose behalf he undertakes a one-man vendetta against a drug-busting state trooper named Jerpbak. As their deal escalates through crises into nightmare, their dreams of easy money get nipped in the bud.

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Praise for Budding Prospects

“A first-rate picaresque adventure . . . a comic disaster on the classic and irresistible theme of the scalawag out-scalawagged.”
The Los Angeles Times
 
“Energetically written and very funny . . . lusty in every sense of the word, healthy, invigorating, and strong.”
The New York Times Book Review
 
“Boyle’s characters, for all their grotesqueries, are wonderful and believable, each scene is marvelously and sensually constructed.”
The Dallas Morning News
 
“In an explosion of language, gaudy characters, and curious events, Boyle has provided his readers with a riotous Rabelaisian romp.”
The Seattle Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140299960
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1990
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
612,811
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

T.C. Boyle is an American novelist and short story writer.  Since the late-1970s, he has published sixteen novels and more than one hundred short stories.  He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for this third novel, World’s End, and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995.  His honors include the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Henry David Thoreau Prize, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Los Angeles Times.  He is a Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Southern California and lives in Santa Barbara.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Santa Barbara California
Date of Birth:
December 2, 1948
Place of Birth:
Peekskill, New York
Education:
B.A. in music, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1970; Ph.D. in literature, Iowa University, 1977
Website:
http://www.tcboyle.com/

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Budding Prospects: A Pastoral 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in with her hood over her face and looks around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
PindarHolmes More than 1 year ago
The perfect summer read. BUDDING PROSPECTS is my favorite book. &, yes, I have read more than one. For those who delight in excellent dark humor, this book is a must. I've given away countless copies to my friends. Join Felix & associates as Boyle unravels his perfect plot about life in a Cannabis Summer Camp. Be prepared for a magnificent conclusion but don't skip to the end, because you'd miss a wondrous, literary joyride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A hilarious, unforgettable, romp-n-stomp good time, BUDDING PROSPECTS delivers more to its audience than it ever will to the three would-be botanists who fill its pages. With a menagerie of idiosyncratic characters, a wellspring of unforeseeable (though never unbelievable) plot twists, and verbose prose that melts amiably on the brain, Boyle is everything a modern literary author should be. Call it a sign of hope that TC has such a devoted following-- nonetheless more readers should try him. If shallow, point-and-shoot bestsellers (John Sanford, Sue Grafton, James Patterson, etc., etc., etc.) are everything that's wrong with modern bookbuyers, TC Boyle and his audience dare to represent something more significant--unique, intelligent, witty, approachable, unforgettable storytelling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a fast read. It is entertaining as well as educational. I read this while smoking some great green stuff. I suggest this as it made the book laugh out loud funny.