Budding Prospects: A Pastoral

Budding Prospects: A Pastoral

by T. C. Boyle


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140299960
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1990
Series: Contemporary American Fiction
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 583,004
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.


Santa Barbara California

Date of Birth:

December 2, 1948

Place of Birth:

Peekskill, New York


B.A. in music, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1970; Ph.D. in literature, Iowa University, 1977

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Budding Prospects: A Pastoral 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
cequillo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books by Boyle. The story of a group of entrepeneurs who decide to make a fortune growing and distributing marijuana. It's filled with a cast of quirky and unforgettable characters which will have you laughing out loud at times.
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.
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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.