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Mr. Peanut

7 Ratings: 2.3
A book by Adam Ross

Ross's inspired debut explores the proximity of violence and love and begins with the death of Alice Pepin, whose lifelong struggle with depression, insecurity, and obesity comes to an abrupt end at her kitchen table when she is found dead with a … see full wiki

Author: Adam Ross
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Knopf
Date Published: June 22, 2010
3 reviews about Mr. Peanut
review by . July 28, 2010
Adam Ross has got some fierce writing skills. The man can write, no two ways about it. There's a point fairly early on in Mr Peanut where he hits his stride, and for about the next 100 pages, he delivers some of the best material I've read in quite some time. I was fully prepared to polish up that fifth star. And then, for no apparent reason, quite bafflingly, Mr Peanut started to slide, eventually skidding out of control completely, leaving me very disappointed. With a sense of frustration that …
review by . June 09, 2010
Alice Pepin was well aware of her allergy to peanuts and she knew that eating even one or two of them would very likely kill her. Yet emergency responders found her dead on the floor of her kitchen with a handful of peanuts in her mouth. Did she commit suicide-by-peanut, as her husband claims, or did David Pepin force his wife to eat the fatal snack? I kind of figured I would know the answer to that question by the time I finished "Mr. Peanut," the debut novel Adam Ross toiled over for more than …
review by . June 06, 2010
I really enjoyed the first third of Mr. Peanut. It was intriguing and had an interesting premise. The main character, David Pepin, is trying to explain what happened to cause his wife, Alice, to die in their kitchen. There are way too many oddities to his story not to mention the fact that his wife was found next to a plate of peanuts having died from anaphylactic shock. What the book then tries to do is to explain the odd relationship between David and Alice Pepin and how their lives led them to …
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