So....blogger isn't letting me upload any photos this morning, so we are without a cover of Mr. Peanut. Which is sad because I really like the cover..
I read this when I was pretty busy moving in to the apartment and whatnot, so I didn't write my review when I should have, and now I've gone and forgotten bits of the book, and character names and the like. So this is going to be a pretty dumbed down review. I think I'm going to make it a priority to write my reviews within a week or two of finishing books from now on. I can't write them right away because I need time to let the book sink in and to gather my thoughts, but a few months definitely makes it hard to write a good solid review. I definitely know that I loved this book.
So basically, the main character, David, really loves his wife Alice, but he can't stop thinking about different ways that she could die. Then she does die, and the rest of the book is the story that led up to her death. Then there is the story of the detective on the case, whose own wife was murdered decades ago.
I thought this was a sad book because it's obvious that the married couples (both the detective and his wife, and David and Alice) love each other, but things are complicated. So I really felt for everyone, especially the women. I felt for David when Alice became distant after having a few miscarriages, because it wasn't his fault. I also felt for Alice because of what she was going through. It's sad to think that 2 people who really do love each other can treat each other like shit a lot of the time.
What I still remember very vividly from when I read this was the quality of the writing. I think Ross is a super great writer and I think I would honestly read anything else by him just so that I can read his writing. So good.
The only warning I have for this book is that it is full of sex. I have no problem with sex in books, and even I was to point where it was like "how much more of this is there going to be??". The scenes were pretty graphic. So if you don't like reading about sex, then maybe this isn't for you because there is A LOT of it in here. It was, however, well written sex :)
Title: Mr. Peanut
Author: Adam Ross
Date of Publication: 2010
Number of Pages: 448
Source: Personal Copy