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Mr. Peanut

Ross, Adam

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Mr. Peanut
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A police procedural of the soul, a poignant investigation of the relentlessly mysterious human heart. After thirteen years of marriage, David can't imagine a happy life without Alice-- yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. When she dies, David is both deeply distraught and the prime suspect.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 030727070X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ros
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 25 cm
Alternate Title: Mister Peanut

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A police procedural of the soul, a poignant investigation of the relentlessly mysterious human heart. After thirteen years of marriage, David can't imagine a happy life without Alice-- yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. When she dies, David is both deeply distraught and the prime suspect... Read More »


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"It''s another tale of a terrible marriage - or three. Having imagined his beloved wife's death in many ways (you name it, he probably thought of it), video game designer David is eventually charged with killing her after she dies from anaphylactic shock (she's allergic to peanuts). But the New York investigators dealing with David have their own experiences with marital problems and murder. A "Möbius strip of a novel" (Kirkus Reviews), Mr. Peanut also features a quite-possibly-unreliable narrator, but its central theme focuses on the ways that marriages fail." Thrillers and Suspense December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=709589

Jun 20, 2012
  • eatlizzardsdaily rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mr. Peanut is not typically the kind of book that finds its way onto my "To Read" list. I had read many positive reviews on several trusted websites and the premise intrigued me.
The story follows two men, David Pepin, who is accused of killing his wife and Sam Sheppard the detective assigned to investigate David's case.The story examines their marriages and the parallels and differences that create such unique individuals and such dramatic relationship dynamics. I repeatedly found myself getting introspective while reading this book and was constantly thankful for the relationship I have with my husband.

With the divorce rate having climbed to 45 - 50% of marriages (that's right I just Googled it), it wasn't a stretch reading the fantastical and absurd details about each of these couples' marriages. While I'm sure every person in a marriage occassionally wonders "What if I hadn't gotten married? "& "How could things be different?"; these couples take regrets and marriage misnomers to a whole new level.

During parts on the book I became depressed, shocked and downright flabbergasted; but it never lost my interest and it gave me an incredible feeling of self worth to know that Nick and I have survived the odds. A different read, but definitely one that brought my own life and relationship into perspective.

A lot of sex, swearing and violence.

Mr. Peanut is a brilliant disappointment. Mr. Ross spent 13 years writing the novel, and I think he lost control of the plot about halfway in. That's too bad, because a profound meditation on marriage is hidden within the post-modern bloat. Perhaps a sympathetic editor could have salvaged it.

May 28, 2011
  • SMLibrary rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read it in a weekend! Lives are crazy, people are deep and dark and moody and intense; this book keeps you hooked 'til the last page.

Dec 20, 2010
  • macierules rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is difficult to figure out what genre this book is in - and that's why people are getting the wrong idea of what to expect. It is a crime/mystery story, but very postmodern...the author uses a lot of literary devices, going over the top at times.

I'd have to say that Adam Ross is a brilliant writer - but if you like your books starting at point A and going straight to point B, stay away from Mr. Peanut. If you like books that include a story within a story, within a story...this is for you!

Sep 15, 2010
  • agathasfriend rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I wish someone could tell me what this book was about because I certainly couldn't figure it out in the end. I feel like I wasted 4 days of my life by reading it!

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