In the June 22 NYT, Michiko Kakutani calls "Mr. Peanut" by Adams
Ross, "a dark, dazzling and deeply flawed novel that announces the debut of an
enormously talented writer." A major flaw:"..."the novel’s wildly ambitious,
Nabokovian architecture — and its author’s heavy use of theme and variation —
feels self-conscious and contrived."
Robert H. Boyle