The Serpents Bite

The Serpents Bite In An Attempt To Reconnect With His Two Alienated Adult Children, George Temple Replicates The Memorable Horse Trek Through The Forbidding Yellowstone Wilderness They Had Enjoyed Twenty Years Earlier But His Callous Children, Courtney And Scott, Accompany Him Only To Persuade Him To Restore The Financial Support He Has Withdrawn As They Are Led By A Drunken Guide And A Venal Horse Wrangler Over Potentially Lethal Terrain, Their Bonding Experience Quickly Disintegrates Nostalgia Is Corrupted Into A Nightmare Of Lust, Betrayal, And Entrapment As The Children S Disturbing Motives Are Revealed And Dark Family Secrets Are Exposed Courtney S Appetite For Selfish And Violent Pursuits Establishes Her As One Of The Most Evil Women In Fiction, Alongside The Likes Of Lady Macbeth Through Her, Warren Adler Explores How An Obsession For Celebrity And Blind Ambition Can Distort Familial Love And Turn A Beloved Child Into A Grotesque Monster As He Did In The Iconic The War Of The Roses, Adler Paints A Frightening Picture Of The American Family, Only Sinister ABOUT THE AUTHOR Acclaimed 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 Has Also Optioned And Sold Film Rights For A Number Of His Works, Including Random Hearts Starring Harrison Ford And Kristin 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 His Recent Stage Film TV Developments Include The Broadway Adaptation 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, And Capitol Crimes Grey Eagle Films And Sennet Entertainment , A Television Series Based On His Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series For An Entire List Of Developments, News And Updates Visit Www.Greyeaglefilms.com 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. I got this book for review from the GoodReads first reads program in exchange for an honest reviewThis book touted both its plot and characterization as being so subtle and moving as to be comparable to a Shakespearean tragedy It compared the main protagonist about four people were vying to be the actual protagonist to Lady Macbeth in her capacity for cruelty That s all well and good on a blurb, but the actual book went so far as to mention Lady Macbeth
Warren Adler s The Serpent s Bite gives a dim view of human nature Much like its predecessor, War of the Roses, the main characters are for the most part selfish, materialistic, and unable to compromise In both cases, a central question that emerges is whether or not the leopard is able to change its spots Once a character has embarked upon an intended course of actions, will they be able to pull themselves back from a course that will bring about disaster, or will intransigent stubbornne Warren Adler s The Serpent s Bite gives a dim view of human natur
The Serpent s Bite by Warren Adler offers raw escapism rooted in the wild environs of Yellowstone State Park This riveting novel pits nature against the tense dynamics of a very unnatural family, drawing fascinating conflicts between right and wrong, real and counterfeit, power and subservience, abuse and rebellion George Temp
The Serpent s Bite by Warren AdlerPublished by Stonehouse Press Publication Date September 4, 2012ISBN 10 159006044XISBN 13 978 1590060445Pages 320Review Copy from Media Connect A Division of Finn PartnersEdition ARC HCMy Rating 3Synopsis from IndieBound 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 The Serpent s Bite by Warren AdlerPublished by Stonehouse Press Publication Date September 4, 2012ISBN 10 159006044XISBN 13 978 1590060445Pages 320Review Copy from Media Connect A Division of Finn PartnersEdition ARC HCMy Rating 3Synopsis from IndieBound 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 h
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Name The Serpent s BiteAuthor Warren AdlerISBN 9781590060445Genre Mystery SuspensePublisher Stonehouse PressPublication Expected Publication September 4, 2012Wow I read this book in about 6 hours or so it is so unlike any other book I have ever read Although written in the third person, there are point of view chapters for the three main characters throughout the book There is also one point of view chapter for a key player at the end of the book This provides some great insight into Name The Serpent s BiteAuthor Warren AdlerISBN 9781590060445Genre Mystery SuspensePublisher Stonehouse PressPublication Expected Publication September 4, 2012Wow I read this book in about 6 hours or so it is so unlike any other book I have ever read Although written in the third person, there are point of view chapters for the three main characters throughout the book There is also one point of view chapter for a key player at the end of the book This
Love and hate in the age of millionaires Warren Adler reaches deep into the dark secrets of his protagonists The adventure takes off right away, on horseback into the wilderness And as we re on the way, Adler wastes no time introducing some true characters of our times the grown up children with unsuccessful lives, eagerly awaiting a family fortune the wealthy father eagerly anticipating renewed family bonding for reasons of his own It s a story true to our times because it has money stan Love and hate in the age of millionaires Warren Adler reaches deep into the dark secrets of his protagonists The adventure takes off right away, on horseback into the wilderness And as we re on the way, Adler wastes no time introducing some true characters of our times the grown up children with unsuccessful lives, eagerly awaiting a family fortune the wealthy father eagerly anticipating renewed family bonding for reasons of his own It s a story true to our times because it has money standing right between people They re stuck in the middle with it In spite of our current economy we now live in the age of millionaires there probably aremillionaires now than ever before and The Serpent s Bite is rubbing it in.Adler has a talent for stripping the decorations off people and looking into the darker deeps of family life In spite of their bouts of sentiment and nostalgia they re
George Temple is a widower, with money lots and lots of money For many years he enabled his daughter and son financially As the years passed and their respective ventures were continually unsuccessful, he cut off the money causing a bitter rift.Now in his seventies, with a possible future with a younger woman, he seeks to make this oh so dysfunctional family a unit again, not only amongst the three of them, but with his new lady and her two grown children Although a very good diamond merchan George Temple is a widower, with money lots and lots of money For
With thirty two previous novels and story collections, Warren Adler is a past master at chronicling the twists and turns of intimate human relationships, the fragile natures of both love and hate, and the crumbling breakdown of dysfunctional families His latest novel, The Serpent s Bite, takes us out of the familiar urban landscape in to the wilds of Yellowstone National Park where wealthy widower George Temple seeks to retrace a previous family holiday in an attempt to reconcile with his two With thirty two previous novels and story collections, Warren Adler is a past master
Good foundational plotline, interesting psychoses and brother sister aspirations and relationship A newly married, wealthy, aging father decides to have a family reunion mimicking an Outdoor Camping trip the family partook in many years ago, as the subject of his Will and distributions are discussed There s a Unity of Time Action that reads like a play I enjoyed finding out the juicy parts of the backstory as the danger progressed A study in paranoia and ambition, with much internal dialogue Good foundational plotline, interesting psychoses and brother sister aspirations and relationship A newly married, wealthy, aging father decides to have a family reunion mimicking an Outdoor Camping trip the family partook in many years ago, as the subject of his Will and distributions are discussed There s a Unity of Time Action that reads like a play I enjoyed finding out the juicy parts of the backstory as the danger progressed A study in paranoia and ambition, with much internal dialogue escalating action in the plot, especially in the character of the daughter There s a pivotal Assistant Guide character who remains mysterious until the last third of the book when a lot of information about him suddenly becomes available Overall, I wanted the dialogue and character insights to be less directly revelatory andsubtextually discoverable by the reader The main character of the father is enjoyable to read about throughout most of the bo
I love dark novels, and this had the potential to be a disturbing thrill ride, but there were too many flaws Premise George Temple attempts to reconcile with his troubled adult children, Courtney and Scott, on a family trip in Yellowstone But aspiring actress Courtney only has eyes for Daddy s money and she manipulates Scott to try to get her inheritance AT ANY COST And her relationship with her brother is GROSS There s the dark side I would have liked if it had been written better Instead I love dark novels, and this had the potential to be a disturbing thrill ride, but there were too many flaws Premise George Temple attempts to reconcile with his troubled adult children, Courtney and Scott, on a family trip in Yellowstone But aspiring actress Courtney only has eyes for Daddy s money and she manipulates Scott to try to get her inheritance AT ANY COST And her relationship with her brothe