A Simple Plan

A Simple Plan

Book - 2006 | 1st Vintage books ed
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Hank Mitchell thought he lived an ordinary, ordered life. But on one chilly afternoon, Hank, his brother Jacob, and Jacob's unsavory pal Lou, make a discovery that offers a chance for a life filled with riches beyond their wildest dreams. And in a fateful moment, Hank lays a plan to claim that life ... and the horrific crumbling of his ordered world begins ...
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2006
Edition: 1st Vintage books ed
ISBN: 0307279952 (pbk.)
9780307279958 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC SMITH
Characteristics: 416 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 04, 2015

On my reading list, had seen the movie and thought it might be an interesting read. Thriller about a man, leading a rather humdrum lifestyle,who along with his brother and his best friend find a wrecked airplane and in it find over four million dollars in cash . The rest of book is the plan of how they are to divide up the money and spend it without being caught. Of course problems develop, that lead to jealousy and murder. Seems kind of a morality play about how greed can lead to devastating effects; some situations seem rather implausible and I was really surprise by the ending - morally speaking.

Jun 11, 2014

I'd seen the movie year ago, but had sort of forgotten it was a book first. This is a taut, dark thriller that is fully grounded in its regular protagonists who suddenly get dragged into theft, murder, and treachery. I think the film changed the ending somewhat. A great, read in one sitting type of book. Smith also wrote "The Ruins."


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