Saturday, January 30, 2016
An Actor's Library - MR. PEANUT Adam Ross
I first heard about this book in an article about Stephen King's favorite authors. Being a Stephen King fan I just had to know who he liked and was certain I would like them too. I had the article up on my bulletin board forever and recently when I did a remodel, I took it down vowing to "let it go". I would probably never get to read it anyway. Then one day a few months ago, I was at my hair stylist's studio and saw Mr. Peanut on her book shelf! Well I had to borrow it. It took me about 2 months to read it which is unusual for me especially if I'm enjoying the story. I've been known to finish a really good book in one day. Needless to say I wasn't enjoying this story but I kept struggling through it hoping it would get better and I really did want to know "whodunit". When I found out, I was even more disappointed. In Adam Ross' defense, he does have a style that kept me wanting to know more but I found the book rather confusing and couldn't quite differentiate between the characters. It seemed like the same story was happening to two separate couples and I couldn't figure out what the actual ending was. So back to Stephen King I go...I will leave it to him to get his inspiration from wherever he needs to just as long as he keeps writing the novels I am so often "thrilled" by.