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The War of the Roses - Warren Adler
The War of the Roses
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he War of the Roses has over time emerged as a synonym for modern divorce and its emotional aftershock. It has since its publication spawned numerous film and stage adaptations, endless discourse on the dynamics of divorce as well as becoming part of the legal jargon describing the proceedings... show more
he War of the Roses has over time emerged as a synonym for modern divorce and its emotional aftershock. It has since its publication spawned numerous film and stage adaptations, endless discourse on the dynamics of divorce as well as becoming part of the legal jargon describing the proceedings that follow.

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 collection that originally brought them together, as well as the loving familial bond that intertwines them with their children Eve and Josh.
When Jonathan finds himself suddenly gripped by what is presumably a heart attack and Barbara confronts the loveless spell lingering between them, the sun-soaked sky that was once the Rose family union drifts into a torrential downpour. Their mutual hatred becomes ammunition in a domestic warfare that escalates in the most unpredictable ways while they helplessly eye their dwindling nuptial flame. In the chaos that unfolds Adler allows a moment of much needed contemplation on the shape of today's matrimonial bonds.

The War of the Roses illuminates the relationship-shattering materialism, contempt and selfishness of husband and wife by posing a timeless question, how far are we willing to allow
our material possessions the power to define who we are? Are today's marriages haunted by the struggle to get even?
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781629216751
ASIN: B00F2NCOH2
Publisher: Stonehouse Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Toni
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
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
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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