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A Simple Plan by Scott Smith

A Simple Plan (edition 1993)

by Scott Smith

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Title:A Simple Plan
Authors:Scott Smith
Info:New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1993.
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:Twisted, American Midwest, Kindle ebook, read in 2012

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A Simple Plan by Scott Smith

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Imagine a life spiraling down to it darkest depths. Imagine now that it gets worse. That is this book. ( )
  jbwlibre | Aug 11, 2016 |
I've listened to this on audio and seen the movie - the movie stands out in my mind because Billie Bob Thornton was in it, and I remember it being a good movie that really held my attention, but I didn't remember the listen until I saw it on my daughter's shelf - she said we listened to it as a family on a car trip.
  KathyGilbert | Jan 29, 2016 |
WOW ... murder, greed, plotting. The movie (which was terrific) has a somewhat different ending. I'm torn as to whether the movie or the book is better. But the book is fantastic. ( )
  BookConcierge | Jan 27, 2016 |
I read this book as a Blind Date With a Book read and I'm glad I did. It is a captivating book that reveals how human instincts and greed can turn even the best of us into deadly predators. A page-turner of a suspense novel that is nearly impossible to put down. It captures your whole being and won't let you go until the last page. If you like a book with a great plot and lots of complex twists then you should read this book. Can't wait to read another book by this author. ( )
  EadieB | Jan 19, 2016 |
Finished reading this book. Good story. Very gripping and the progression feels natural. The characters have some flaws in them like real-life characters. They make mistakes, have some amount of conscience.

What I didn't like about the book was the gloomy, hopelessness feel throughout the story. One after another things keep taking a bad turn for them. At some point I felt that I wouldn't ever have done what the main character was doing but okay.. his life his way.

The murders wasn't good to read about. It made the book feel more like a psycho-killer kinds than a suspense thriller. But overall it kept me gripped till the end because I wanted to find out what happens to the characters and I cared about them.

I really liked his wife. She was so stable and accepting of everything. Questioned him on various occasions and provided guidance. It made me feel like maybe it's worth getting married after all.
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  MugenHere | Jul 12, 2015 |
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Biondi, MarioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
For my parents, with special thanks to Alice Quinn, Gail Hochman, Victoria Wilson, and Elizabeth Hill
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307278271, Mass Market Paperback)

It All Seemed So Simple...

Two brothers and their friend stumble upon the wreckage of a plane—the pilot is dead and his duffle bag contains four million dollars in cash. The men agree to hide, keep and share the fortune. But what started off as a simple plan slowly devolves into a gruesome nightmare none of them can control.

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Two brothers and their friend stumble upon the wreakage of a plane--the pilot is dead and his duffle bag contains four million dollars in cash.

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