Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A SIMPLE PLAN by Scott B. Smith


I find it hilarious whenever I see negative reviews for this book. Almost all the time, the reason for the negativity is that the reviewer thought that the main characters were stupid and made dumb decisions. If characters always made the right decisions or the smartest ones, there would be absolutely no drama and why the hell would anyone want to read about people who do all the right things?!

I think this was a wonderful story about how all of us are capable of terrible things if circumstances were there, such as greed, fear, the need to survive, or simply by just making BAD DECISIONS.

Three friends stumble upon millions of dollars and decide to keep it and not tell the authorities. That one decisions begins a terrible domino effect that leads to dire consequences. It's like a classic tragedy where the end is inevitable.

Great book! Tightly written and with great pacing! It's crazy that Scott B. Smith has not only written a book that is now one of my favorite crime novels, but he has also written one of my favorite horror novels, his second and only other novel so far, The Ruins. It should be a crime that he takes so long to write novels!

1 comment:

  1. Great book and the film has long been a favorite! I love that domino effect of tragedy.


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