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 book. This is really about human nature and the ugly places deep within. Everybody in your life brings something different out in you and there’s always a counterpoint that can bring the worst out in you. That ugliness manifests and that’s what this book is about.
The story can be difficult to read. It’s brutal in places. The writing is fantastic there’s no doubt about that; anything Warren Adler puts to paper is going to be beautifully written. But it’s definitely a dark read. It’s twisted and I think the reason it’s hard to read is because we can see ourselves reflected in these characters whether we want to or not.
And incredibly clever story. War of the roses is definitely a book that should be on everyone shelf.
I give this book 5 stars and pair it with a Bloody Good Time cocktail!
Buy the Books
War of the Roses – http://amzn.to/1TvAuOl
The War of the Roses: The Children – http://amzn.to/1SIWXY9
Make the Drink
A Bloody Good Time Cocktail
1 oz. cherry vodka
1 oz. vodka
4 oz. cranberry juice
Gummy worms to garnish
Lime wedge to garnish
Pour cherry vodka, vodka, and cranberry juice into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass with ice. Garnish with lime wedge and gummy worms.
For more about this drink visit: http://www.totalwine.com/cocktail-martini-recipes/cherry-cocktail-recipe