Alyce at At Home With Books.
The idea is to write about some favorite books
that you read before you started blogging!
A Simple Plan
by Scott Smith
Two brothers find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is dead. No one is looking for the money. To keep it, all they have to do is wait.
It all sounded so simple…
But from the moment their plan is set in motion, Hank Mitchell’s well-ordered life spins out of control, sending him on a downward spiral of deceit, treachery, and blackmail–total chaos leading to the unthinkable. A Simple Plan plunges you into the world of a seemingly rational man whose descent into the darker aspects of human nature will chill you to the bone. A masterpiece of psychological suspense, it will leave you wondering just how far you would go to hold onto a dream.
What I Say
This book is one of those where you start it and then have to stay up to finish it to find out what happens. If you want to explore the idea of how money can corrupt, this book lays it out for you in stark, simple writing that grabs you by the collar and never lets you go. It reads like a movie (and, in fact, it was made into a movie starting Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton). Although the ending is a bit on the unbelievable side, I didn’t mind. You won’t feel good about people after reading this book, but you will be exhausted and thoroughly satisfied. A gripping but depressing read.