A review of “May Contain Nuts: A Novel of Extreme Parenting”
A mini-review, if you will.
I didn’t like this book, at all, for the most part. Sure, it was funny. But for John O’Farrell, well, it wasn’t quite up to snuff. It was heavy-handed, awkward, and tedious, at times.
Until the end. About a page or two from the end, where I didn’t think he’d do anything at all to redeem the book and was just reading it to get it forever off my bedside table and banished to some mostly unreachable corner of the bookshelf, he did it. It may have been the germ that ignited the whole book for him, and he just got bogged down in the details along the way, or he may have finally hit his stride after dealing with these characters all the way along. But whatever it was, I would say the end was nearly worth it for me, slogging through all the rest.