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By Mark Haskell Smith

Miro Basinas is an experimental botanist who sells his rarefied product to a discerning consumers. basically Miro’s now not becoming heirloom tomatoes or making natural wine—he’s becoming weed. And while Miro hits the massive time by way of successful Amsterdam’s famed hashish Cup, cannasseurs and ganjaficionados aren’t the one those that desire a piece of him and his surprising pot that tastes like mangoes.

A wickedly humorous novel, Baked opens with a bang as Miro is reduce through a bullet. A mild-mannered hipster who doesn’t recognize the very first thing approximately revenge—or even who shot him—Miro is quickly on a quest to get better his prize invention and to safe his position because the Floyd Zaiger (creator of the pluot) of weed. It’s a trip filled with a scrumptious solid of characters, together with a string-theory obsessed cop, a kinky paramedic, a Mormon missionary suffering to maintain his “sap” lower than keep an eye on in a urban that's the personification of intercourse, a half-Irish-half-Salvadoran drug broker and his dim-witted affiliates, a cougar starlet, and an entrepreneur who desires to flip his scientific marijuana Compassion facilities into the Starbucks of pot. Baked is a hilarious, rip-roaring romp from a skilled, completely unique novelist.

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Guillermo cracked the window and exhaled. this absolutely fucking sucked. no longer that it used to be so undesirable to be sampling a bit of the Elephant weigh down that Vincent had given him—it used to be simply the easiest weed he’d ever had the privilege of blazin’—but it really sucked that he used to be caught within the motor vehicle. That were Damon’s task. Damon used to be the fucking chauffeur. yet now he used to be the following, his ass asleep and the THC using the swelling tide of his fearful method turning the pinprick tingle of undesirable move in his legs right into a type of needle-jab inflammation. for the reason that whilst am I Shamus’s whinge? Guillermo didn’t are looking to prove like Damon. He wasn’t going to be the butt of the shaggy dog story, the whipping boy, the fellow every body made enjoyable of. And he wasn’t going to take a seat round ready to force Shamus backward and forward like a few form of fucking chump. in addition to, this was once his probability to end up himself. as a way to be a celebrity you should step onto the degree. That’s what they continuously stated on that making a song express he watched on television. That’s what Damon had by no means understood. Guillermo had to express Shamus that he wasn’t like that fats freak. He wasn’t frontin’ or half-steppin’ or any of that bogus bullshit, he used to be OG via and during, as OG as a white boy from Encino may perhaps get. Guillermo obtained out of the auto and popped the trunk. He pulled Shamus’s AK-47 out from less than a few blankets, snapped again the bolt, and frivolously walked in the direction of the co-op. It was once his time to polish. … Miro blinked. He learn the email from Guus back. The Dutchman used to be flying, within the air at this special second, on his approach to shop the day. And he was once bringing a shock. Miro sat within the swivel chair within the overly air-conditioned Kinko’s company middle and puzzled what that cryptic message intended. was once he bringing a few form of expert hitman? A cleanser? Or did he have a few type of Interpol agent on his aspect? Miro checked the ETA and discovered that the aircraft will be touchdown that evening. “Fuck. ” Daniel appeared up from a weekly magazine—one of these unfastened newsprint papers which are piled up in eating places and CD stores—where he’d been scanning the advertisements within the again. “What does ‘full unencumber’ suggest? ” “It potential what you think that it ability. ” “Really? ” Miro logged off the pc and stood. “C’mon. i have to get my automobile. ” … Daniel and Miro pedaled as much as the grotty little apartment on a culde-sac in Echo Park, locked their motorcycles subsequent to a tree, and headed to the door. Miro’s previous Mercedes sat within the driveway. Daniel may well pay attention a few type of unusual music—Arabic sounding or Indian, combined with one of many express tunes he remembered from a highschool construction of The Fantasticks—drifting out of the home besides a wall of burbling dialog. He became to Miro. “You convinced this can be ok? ” Miro gave him a reassuring smile and nodded towards the Benz. “Relax. We’re invited. in addition to, that’s my automobile. ” … Rupert opened the door and doubled over giggling like he’d taken a punch to the sunlight plexus. Miro patted him at the head. “Don’t rainy your self. ” “Miro. What the fuck? ” Stacey caught her head round the nook to work out what the entire hooting used to be approximately.

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