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ISBN:0099735709
Author: Warren Adler
ISBN13: 978-0099735700
Title: The War of the Roses
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Language: English
Category: Womens Fiction
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd; First Edition edition (1990)
Pages: 288

The War of the Roses by Warren Adler



Adler's iconic tale takes us from suburban bliss to an incessant t The War of the Roses has over time emerged as a synonym for modern divorce and its emotional aftershock. Since its publication it has 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. Something’s changed in Barbara. And if life is fleeting, what should marriage be? Warren Adler’s The War of the Roses depicts the dissolution of a marriage, a family, and the two strong personalities who were its foundation. From baby steps of separation to giant leaps of destruction, Oliver and Barbara lose sight of the precious and ruin the once-loved. When summer comes and the happy couple are left alone in the house all hell breaks loose while summer-camp children, neighbors and au pair wonder how much to interfere.

Learn about the bestselling author of THE WAR OF THE ROSES and find new novels + tips on writing, self-publishing, book publishing, and much more! . We’re shining a spotlight on Lynn Norris, the multi-talented audiobook narrator of Warren Adler's highly-charged political thriller The Casanova Embrace. My Salute to English Teachers. Happy In 1949 when I was twenty-one years old I took a creative writing course at the New School in Manhattan taught.

War of the Roses by Warren Adler OTHER BOOKS BY WARREN ADLER. The War of the Roses Random Hearts Trans-Siberian Express Mourning Glory Cult The Casanova Embrace Blood Ties Natural Enemies Banquet Before Dawn The Housewife Blues Madeline’s Miracles We Are Holding the President Hostage Private Lies Twilight Child The Henderson Equation Undertow. SHORT STORIES The Sunset Gang Never Too Late For Love Jackson Hole, Uneasy Eden. The story of the Roses’ first meeting had been repeated in the household ad infinitum. Over the library fireplace hung a large English oil, a hunting scene, appropriate to the leather Chesterfield couch and matching chairs in front of it. It was, Barbara admitted, a mishmash room, but perfect for squatting around a heavy, low oak rent table, on a Sarouk blue-and-red Persian rug, to have Sunday dinners.

The War of the Roses. Author: Warren Adler. Publisher: Arrow Books, London, 1990. This is the novel that inspired one of the most famous movies about divorce ever made, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Oliver and Barbara Rose are a passionate couple who meet at a Cape Cod auction while bidding for matching figurines. The figurines belong together, and so do the Roses.

I have seen the movie version countless times. What are the characters thinking? In this book the reader now only knows what Jonathan, not Oliver as he is in the movie, and Barbara are thinking: they see it.

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carousel previous carousel next. THE WAR OF THE ROSES - Warren Adler. Ann remained endlessly fascinated with the Roses’ kitchen. It was a carpeted rectangle lined with French provincial walnut cabinetry and rough stucco walls, designed to resemble a French country kitchen. Built into the walls were two double sinks, two double ovens: one electric, one gas, a huge refrigerator, a matching freezer, and a dishwasher.

Reviews: 7
Boraston
Do you read book descriptions? After I had read a number of books by author, Warren Adler, and now on his newsletter list, I again learned about his popular book, which later became a movie, The War of the Roses. Not having ever been married, I had no real inclination to read about the divorce of a couple... I should have gone with my gut...

As I consider celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, after finishing the book this morning, I find I do have something to be very thankful for--not ever having been married!

When Adler's creative mind moves into "drive," he puts his all into the book he is writing. In this one, apparently, dark comedy. I have once again confirmed to myself that I have a warped sense of humor, also apparently, because I saw nothing funny about the story even while many others have praised it... Now here's the key, since I wasn't sure of the genre as I started to read it, I thought it was family drama and soon considered it horror.

Readers, I did not like this book. As you consider whether to read it, realize that I am aware of my own prejudices and willingly share them when I come up with a book that I cannot personally recommend. For me, dark comedy is just making light of the real issues that affects some marriages and obviously lead to either enjoying the satire...or your own divorce...

Still, Adler's story is provocative, compelling, tense and intriguing... How far will this all go? You keep on reading thinking, wanting to intrude into the lives of the characters and...well, start slapping their faces, or heads, likes Gibbs does! I found I would be Ann, who seems to be the only sane one, and even she was obsessively interested in the husband... In fact, when trouble began between the spouses, she was quite willing to seduce and allow her dreams to expand into reality...

But once she realizes what is really happening, she wants out... and tries to deal with it, given the position of governess she had held in the house...

Adler presents a brilliant assessment of today's materialism, power, and position becoming more important, and/or corrupting what may occur in today's marital life. When possessions become more important than another individual's love and relationship, then, yes, a war may begin... I wonder, though, did Adler write it as a warning, even though the movie caricature apparently became more enjoyed than the book itself... Do check out other reviews...this may be just the book you'd like to read...

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Άνουβις
There are a few flaws here - part of my enjoyment with the novel is how gleefully Warren Adler skips over them. For one, we never really know why the marriage breaks down, we're left to imagine what it is that could have caused such black hate for her husband to germinate in Barbara's heart. "Feelings change," is the shrug Adler offers, and declines to elaborate, and it's true, though we don't like to admit it. It's never clear why Ann doesn't call the police once it clarifies that Jonathan and Barbara are trying to kill each other. She hems and haws over it for a few minutes, but then dismisses the idea. But, hey, cops would have stopped the story. And I never truly bought that two people who loved a house to this extent would destroy it with so little regret. But, that said, a very entertaining book. And isn't it okay that that's all a book is sometimes? This also has to be one of the few novels where the movie is slightly better. The endings are just a tad different - each work as well, with the movie ending being more darkly comical.
Yllk
This is definitely not your War of the Roses movie. Although there are some of the same things happening in both, the movie was made into a black comedy and there is nothing comedic about this book. A look into the world of divorce where each one thinks of all the material possessions as theirs exclusively and how far they will go to keep it. I do have to say that while the movie makes you sympathetic towards Barbara I was somewhat surprised to find that in the book I actually hated her. In the movie she is basically bullied by Jonathan and his self important role in their lives while in the book he is all about family and his children and providing for them.

I love the movie and I am so happy that I read the book because I love it also. I kind of would like to see a movie made from the seriousness of the book. Give it a try.
BroWelm
After seeing Warren Adler's interview about "The War of the Roses" on youtube I decided to buy the book. I have seen the movie version countless times. However, I was intrigued by Mr. Adler's comments that readers should buy the book to get a firm understanding of what happens when a marriage is faltering. What are the characters thinking? In this book the reader now only knows what Jonathan, not Oliver as he is in the movie, and Barbara are thinking: they see it. Basically, this movie is about what happens when a ideal marriage suddenly falls apart at the seams. Yes, the movie depicted the divorce as being a war, but in the book it is an all out war. With the exception of the children all of the Roses' possessions are fair game in this tale of divorce. Warren Adler said his story is a cautionary tale of the yuppie generation and the hangup of material possessions, how this can ruin a marriage. I completely agree with Warren Adler and would like to thank him for this book. Fans of the movie, read this book right now.
Little Devil
This is a cautionary tale about the things that destroy families and individual lives: materialism, selfishness, and pride. Warren Adler weaves the details so elegantly. You experience the snowball effect of the characters' foolishness. you want to scream at them. His skill at characterization causes you to reflect on your own life and priorities. This is a very insightful, thought provoking book. (A content note: There is profanity, drunkenness, a sex scene, and violence, including against animals.)