The Simple Plan

The Simple Plan

A Novel

Book - 1993
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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. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1993.
ISBN: 9780679419853
Branch Call Number: SMIT
Characteristics: 335 p. 24 cm.


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Nov 06, 2020

A Simple Plan is a story that attempts to reveal the depths of degradation someone will go for personal gain - all the while claiming to be a normal, regular guy like your next door neighbor. The book really isn’t that unique in many respects as any of us can read the daily news, especially today's presidential politics, and gain the same understanding.

Jun 27, 2020

Thought it was implausible and somewhat ridiculous. They weren't that smart so would have been caught.

Jul 25, 2019

A good story, well written, although a bit wordy.

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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