Friday, August 17, 2012

#84: The Serpent's Bite - Warren Adler (With Giveaway)

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''How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child'' --King Lear, William Shakespeare This famed quote by William Shakespeare finds its modern meaning in this taut, fast-paced, remarkable novel by renowned author Warren Adler. The Serpent's Bite will take you on a frightening horse trek through the far reaches of the Yellowstone wilderness that turns a father s quest to deal with parental guilt and reunite with his two adult children into a nightmare of lust, betrayal, entrapment, and death. Beyond the revelations of dark family secrets, readers will discover how an obsession for celebrity and blind ambition can distort familial love and turn a beloved child into a grotesque monster. Courtney Temple is sure to be judged as one of those most evil women in fiction, alongside the likes of Lady Macbeth, Medea, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Adler's latest novel takes its place next to the iconic The War of the Roses, in which the author exposed the true nature of marital dysfunction.

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Stonehouse Press (September 4, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9781590060445
AUTHOR BIO:
 Warren Adler is a world-renowned novelist, short-story writer, poet, and playwright. Over the past forty years the prolific writer has published nearly three dozen books and more than a third of them have been sold to Hollywood. His most famous book, The War of the Roses, a masterpiece fictionalization of the ugliest divorce ever, was turned into a box office hit starring Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, and Kathleen Turner. Random Hearts, starring Harrison Ford, was a major motion picture, and The Sunset Gang was a PBS trilogy. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages and have been reviewed or featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Variety, Glamour, Washington Post, W, Time, Rolling Stone, Gannett News Service, and the Hollywood Reporter. He has also appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America. Adler writes several times a week for The Huffington Post. He resides in Manhattan and can be found at warrenadler.com.


MY OPINION:
First I have to say I enjoyed both The War of the Roses and The Tie That Binds, but the dark nature of the latter attracted me more. This book is dark and twisted like it, but in a different way.
I loved 99% of it.
It was the very last page I hated. Yup. Total WTF!!
So I will keep in my memory the 99% and make my own last page....
Suspense seekers that like little sick and demented twists, this is for you....

4.5/5

Recommend? Yes.

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated for my opinion or this post.


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5 comments:

  1. I didn't see either of them. I saw some trailers for War of the Roses but it wasn't really my cup of tea at the time. This book seems more up my alley. Thanks.

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  2. I have to admit, I've never seen either movie!

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  3. I've only seen War of the Roses, and it was a long time ago.

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  4. I haven't seen either movie.

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