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The War of the Roses - Warren Adler
The War of the Roses
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781402201950
Publisher: Stonehouse Press
Pages no: 243
Edition language: English
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
2.0 The War Of The Roses
I haven't seen the film. And neither I will, based on this book. This was a very uncomfortable read. In the beginning I mainly disliked it because it felt misogynistic, constantly telling us how sorry we should be for the man whose feeble wife on a whim decided to divorce him. Said wife on her part ...
Toni rated it
5.0 "The War of the Roses", by Warren Adler
Written in 1978 this novel was translated to a film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in 1989 and was a huge success from the get-go. It tells the story of Jonathan and Barbara Rose iconic breakup of their marriage. This story brings the dark side of the human nature. People just do the m...
EpicFehlReader rated it
Adler's iconic tale takes us from suburban bliss to an deadly territorial battle. Jonathan and Barbara Rose are at first glance the perfect couple. Jonathan has a stable law career; Barbara is an aspiring gourmet entrepreneur with a promising pâté recipe. Their large home holds the rich antique coll...
Bonnie Read a Book Today
Bonnie Read a Book Today rated it
5.0 If you've seen the movie, this is different
Really, really different. The way Faye Weldon's Lives and Loves of a She-Devil is really different from the wacky film starring Roseanne and Meryl. You can enjoy both because one is a comedy and the other is a dark, twisted story that you just can't look away from. It's not supernatural horror, it's...
Kaethe rated it
Worst divorce ever. I suppose that's a cultural point that's passed: I don't think anyone is writing stories about divorce as they were in the late 70s.
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