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"Inspired Debut"

Nashville novelist Adam Ross snags rhapsodic reviews in both Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly

April 8, 2010 The buzz about Adam Ross’s debut novel, Mr. Peanut, has been building all year, and Ross just keeps getting good news. Last week, the pre-publication industry news journal Kirkus Reviews gave the book a starred review, calling it “an intellectual noir novel that shows evidence of an original voice.”

Then, on Monday, Publisher’s Weekly weighed in: “Ross’s depiction of love is grotesque and tender at once, and his style is commanding as he combines torture and romance to create a sense of vertigo-as-romance. It’s a unique book—stark and sublime, creepy and fearless—that readers into the darker end of the literary spectrum won’t want to miss.” Read the full review here.

On Tuesday Ross learned that both the Book of the Month Club and The Mystery Guild have chosen Mr. Peanut as a featured selection. Library Journal, the last of the pre-publication review sites, hasn’t posted a review yet. Stay tuned.

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