The War of the Roses

The War of the Roses 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 prompted endless disc
  • Title: The War of the Roses
  • Author: Warren Adler
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  • The War of the Roses
    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, prompted endless discourse on the dynamics of divorce, and has become part of the legal jargon describing the proceedings that follow Adler s iconic tale takes us from suburban bliss to a deadlyThe 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, prompted endless discourse on the dynamics of divorce, and has become part of the legal jargon describing the proceedings that follow Adler s iconic tale takes us from suburban bliss to a 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 p t 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 About the AuthorAcclaimed author, playwright, poet, and essayist Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce adapted into the BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated hit film starring Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, and Kathleen Turner Adler s internationally acclaimed stage adaptation of the novel will premiere on Broadway in 2015 2016 Adler has also optioned and sold film rights for a number of his works, including Random Hearts starring Harrison Ford and Kristen Scott Thomas and The Sunset Gang produced by Linda Lavin for PBS s American Playhouse series starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould, and Doris Roberts , which garnered Doris Roberts an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries In recent development are the Broadway production of The War of the Roses, to be produced by Jay and Cindy Gutterman, The War of the Roses The Children Grey Eagle Films and Permut Presentations , a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler s iconic divorce story, Target Churchill Grey Eagle Films and Solution Entertainment , Residue Grey Eagle Films , Mourning Glory, to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins, and Capitol Crimes Grey Eagle Films and Sennet Entertainment , a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series Adler s works have been translated into than 25 languages, including his staged version of The War of the Roses, which has opened to spectacular reviews worldwide Adler has taught creative writing seminars at New York University, and has lectured on creative writing, film and television adaptation, and electronic publishing He lives with his wife, Sunny, a former magazine editor, in Manhattan.
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    Acclaimed author, playwright, poet, and essayist Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce that was adapted into the iconic dark comedy that starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito Following the success of his The War of the Roses, Adler went on to option and sell film rights to than a dozen of his novels and short stories to Hollywood and major television networks Random Hearts, The Sunset Gang, Private Lies, Funny Boys, Madeline s Miracles, Trans Siberian Express and his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series are only a few titles that have forever left Adler s mark on contemporary American authorship from page to stage to screen.Adler illuminates the intricacies of the modern American family through wit and realism, a trademark that has earned him the moniker master of dysfunction On the other hand, he navigates the turbulent waters of the American political and social scene with unsurpassed authenticity his political thrillers such as The Henderson Equation, The Casanova Embrace, and American Quartet a New York Times notable crime book are born from his experiences as a former White House correspondent, and co owner of Washington Dossier Magazine, chronicling the social history of the nation s capital from 1975 1991 He was also a businessman and once campaign strategist to President Richard Nixon With over 40 years of an insider s view of the exclusive domain of the nation s political elite, Adler writes with a unique insight and command rendering him an invaluable voice in the evolving American experience, and a trademark in American literature.

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  • Onvan The War of the Roses Nevisande Warren Adler ISBN ISBN13 9781402201950 Dar 243 Safhe Saal e Chap 1981


  • You know how people are always saying that the book was better than the movie The War of the Roses is the perfect example where the movie that followed was better than the original book In fact, it wasn t until years after I saw the movie that I even realized that there was a book that preceded it Since I love the dark humor in the movie and its characters perfectly portrayed by Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas , I decided to give the book a try to see how it differed and also to see if I cou [...]


  • I think this is one of the first times where I can say that I preferred the movie to the book The movie was twisted and obscene but in comparison to the book, it was tame A very interesting read.


  • Come dire lasciate ogni speranza o voi che volete coniugarvi e ricordatevi sempre di Barbara e Jonathan Rose Jonathan e Barbara si conobbero a un asta di oggetti d antiquariato e fu a Incandescente, intenso, passionale Da quell incontro al matrimonio il passo fu breve Poi arriv il successo di lui, una casa bellissima stracolma di oggetti preziosi per i quali non persero la passione, due figli, belle macchine, bei vestiti Questo quadretto ovattato sembrava perfetto e quasi confermare, giorno per [...]


  • 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 most horrible things to each other on the end of a marriage Greed, materialism and selfishness whittle away at an individual s integrity, destroy common sense and encourage turbulent feelings that lead to [...]


  • From bliss to warlike life, the book takes us on a dreadfully realistic trip to witness the decay of modern relationships that are filled with selfishness, materialism and absurdity It triggers the eternal and important question How far are we willing,as spouses or as human beings, to allow our material possessions the power to define who we are To sum it all up, when the magical love and the respect are gone we are definitely sleeping with the enemy in a domestic torrential downpour of marriage [...]


  • Video Review youtu jE7BAZNBv7QI received this novel from Stonehouse Production in exchange for an honest review.This novel is best described as both a domestic drama and a dark satire While not overtly funny, Adler plays with nature of divorce, which tends to bring out the worst in people He starts with two seemingly rational, mature adults and takes their downward spiral to the extreme.Barbara and Oliver are incredibly unlikable characters Personally, I love cold, emotionally detached character [...]


  • The war of the Roses is framed by two Staffordshire ornaments, a pair somehow separated at an auction while the buyers were somehow united Would either be as valuable or as beautiful alone Years later, the details in model and shape have overwhelmed a marriage as surely as they overwhelmed the anxious auctioneer Something s wrong in Oliver s world 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 marri [...]


  • 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 movi [...]


  • I actually liked this book quite a bit Personally, I think it brings up a lot of interesting discussion points not just on divorce, but on love, marriage, women s so called liberation, as well as patriarchy and selfishness and sacrifice I do like the ending of the movie quite a bit than the ending in the book only because I think it s well written and less cheesy drama The characters were very well written and the plot moved briskly and kept my attention.


  • The War of the Roses by Warren Adler intrigued me because of its historical allusion and I vaguely recognized it as a recent movie title It is not about British history Unique, the story was, and well written although I did wish the Roses would just get on with their breakup Nevertheless I persevered and enjoyed this short novel.


  • Habe das Buch vor vielen Jahren mal in deutsch gelesen, aus der Bibiothek ausgeliehen als der Film noch recht frisch war Ich mag den Film, das Buch ist recht hnlich Wenn ich mich richtig erinnere ist nur die Figur des Kinderm dchens im Film keine Marianne S gebrecht sondern eher ein j ngeres M dchen.


  • I ll come right out and say it I liked the movie much than the book The novel is engrossing and well written but the movie had that evil snicker of a Danny DeVito twist and I m a sucker for anything DD puts his mark on.



  • Not _bad_, really, just very, very bitter While the film was a admittedly, _very_ dark comedy, the original book doesn t really have the humor.


  • War of the Roses, based on a novel by Warren AdlerA different version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at youtube playlist list and realini The tagline of this movie is this Once in a lifetime comes a motion picture that makes you feel like falling in love all over again This is not that movie The irony is appropriate.And this comedy has been included on The New York Times list of Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.It is not on a level with Some Like It Hot.But it is entertaining. [...]


  • I was sent an e book of War Of The Roses as part of Warren Adler s book giveaway promotion to book bloggers to promote his works and their upcoming movie adaptations and in return was asked to offer an honest review EFRWar of the Roses starts out introducing readers to the romantic meeting of Barbara and Oliver, young college kids working on Cape Cod for a summer They meet at an auction, both bidding on a set of boxing figurines meant to be a set but sold as separate pieces by the auction house [...]


  • I ve seen the movie lot s of times when I was an adolescent in the early 1990 s since that was what we did without having the internet Since the book was first published in 1981, it reads almost as a historical novel on women s emancipation Spouses in a no fault divorce wo will go to absurd lengths in retaining what they think is theirs


  • Personally I think Warren Adler is a genious He sees humanity and society for the realism of its truth, and yet he adds so many twists of rediculousness you can t help but laugh at how you can relate this entire tale to yourself or someone you know If you re ready to get down to it and see the error of your marital ways, grab a hardy sense of humor and read War of the Roses If nothing else, you ll see just how silly you re being, and maybe even save your relationship.



  • An interesting psychological horror thriller, but very much a product of the time at which it was written some parts haven t aged very well.



  • Entertaining funEver so much better than the movie Fun on the surface but really made me think about both my own marriage and marriage as a general institution I have to confess my sympathies all lie with the husband for the book version the wife left me stone cold when she wasn t irritating me Recommended read.


  • There s a reason that we always call Warren Adler the Rockstar of Literature War of the Roses is a phenomenal story You ve probably seen the movie or at least heard of it It was a blockbuster and there s a reason that they chose this book It s the perfect story set in suburban bliss, depicting the decay of a marriage and the battle that ensues.This is a darker book then I think people expect it to be Especially considering that most people have seen the movie and they re expecting that from the [...]


  • I decided to give this book a try after it showed up on my book aday calendar as one of the most memorable books detailingmodern life and the quintesential divorce novel So as i seemedto be an icon of the chronicles of suburbia and cheap in its kindleversion I picked it up to see what all the talk was about.Jonathan and Barbara Rose are the perfect couple, with theperfect life, in the perfect house But as we ve all come to knowfrom anything we ve ever seen detailing the perfectness ofsuburbia, t [...]


  • I remember watching the movie adaptation of this book when I was young Oh that makes me feel old I forgot how horrible the two main characters were to each other and how hilarious it was This story is the ultimate in dysfunctional families Oliver and Barbara always looked like the great couple The had been married for twenty years and had two great kids, but something was missing Then Oliver has an episode that felt like a heart attack and was in the hospital but Barbara never even showed up to [...]


  • Edited for second reading 2017 The first time I read this book I was fascinated by the story and how different it was from the movie It seemed amazing and I gave it 5 stars This time it seemed like all I could see was how poor the writing was So many abrupt tense changes, wandering back and forth through time without warning, and worst of all using she through four straight paragraphs without specifying which of the 3 female characters was being referred to Often from the male protagonist s POV, [...]


  • PhenomenalThis 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 anim [...]


  • Oliver and Barbara Rose seemingly have an ideal marriage until Barbara reveals that she wants a divorce, with full possession of the house both of them spent years perfecting.The two central characters, and the dynamic between them, propel this book His ambition, despite all of his worldly success and recognition, was her and the house, the symbolic representation of family, without all of the deep, legitimate connection This is represented by his nouveau riche obsession with chintzy Staffordshi [...]


  • Adler, Warren The War of the Roses Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage Warren Adler s The Wars of the Roses attests to the truth of the first part of this adage, but certainly not the second Marriage itself is at the heart of the brutal internecine warfare between Oliver and Barbara Rose over who owns their beautiful house in Kalorama, tucked behind famed Embassy Row, Washington The house is packed with treasures and convenience toys, has a splendid view over the White House and othe [...]


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