One for the boys,
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This review is from: Budding Prospects (Paperback)
I have read a few TC Boyle books and although this one is good, it's a real Boys Own Adventure, and I'm the wrong gender (hence only 4 stars).
Felix and his two friends hear cash registers ringing when an acquaintance offers them half a million bucks to raise cannabis plants on some land he's bought. It sounds idyllic, living in a hunting lodge out in the California hills, surrounded by all the dope you could ever want. But the gap between expectation and reality turns out to be as wide as the Grand Canyon when every single thing that could go wrong DOES go wrong. Felix and his mates have a constant battle with the elements, vermin, crazy neighbours and a psychopathic traffic cop. A recurring feature of Boyle's books is the rather strange endings and this is no exception but luckily this weakness is more than compensated for by the excellent quality of the writing.