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A sequel to War of the Roses???

Welcome to the world of sequels we never needed, The War of the Roses – The Children! It’s true, there was a book followup to the source novel for the 1989 Danny DeVito directed film The War of the Roses, and it was instantly snatched up by movie studios eager to capitalize on the public’s lust for more The War of the Roses!

If you remember, Sean Astin played the role of the son, while someone named Heather Fairfield played the daughter. It is doubtful either will reprise their roles, but you never know.

The War of the Roses – The Children deals with the children of the divorce, and how it affects their lives. If there is one thing that has become common, it is children of divorces. This isn’t even a unique spin on the genre, only one real divorce, and the majority of the children’s trauma is probably from their parents’ deaths, not their divorce. Many people reading this probably come from “broken” homes, it is not unusual. Heck, I had double divorces growing up, and I’m not even close to some of the messed up family life others have.

At least be creative, how about children of a blended marriage that also ended in divorce, with step- and half-siblings all over the mix. Or bring back Sean Astin for Hobbit Divorce Stories!

Yada yada book synopsis copied from Amazon to pump up post length:

“More than 20 years after the publication of The War of the Roses, the divorce story that inspired the famous movie starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, author Warren Adler returns with a biting sequel. Just when it seems the Rose children are headed for self-destruction, hilarious and unpredictable events intervene in Adler’s wicked follow-up.” Pages Magazine

Warren Adler’s The War of The Roses leaped onto the public consciousness and has since remained an essential thread in a wider tapestry of divorce iconography. Now, Adler presents us with the chandelier-shattering legacy of Barbara and Jonathan Rose relived in their children Josh and Evie in a hilarious sequel to the original iconic tale about the perils of marriage, divorce and the destructive power of materialism.

Unlike the legendary Roses, Josh’s marriage to Victoria should have all the qualities of an everlasting union. But when an innocent caper involving missing Milky Ways catapults out of control at their son’s elite private school, the pair find themselves entering into a shattering warfare of a different kind. Armed with the emotional mayhem inherited from their parents, as well as compounded pressures involving a depraved headmaster, clandestine affairs and Victoria’s male-hating mother, The War of the Roses – the Children presents a gripping story of the lengths to which parents will go to protect their children.

Little more than a child herself, Josh’s ever sympathetic and over-stuffed sister Evie lavishes her ‘food-is-love’ obsession on her beloved niece and nephew coping with their own sense of loss. Meanwhile, Michael and Emily, soon-to-be children of divorce, orchestrate their own plan to keep their family together at all costs. Adler, once again, demonstrates his storytelling mastery by revealing the intricate blending of the past with the present, and how time unravels all things seemingly perfect to be darkly and even comically dysfunctional.

And now here is an unrelated image from Rosesx on DeviantArt that showed up via Google Image Search:
Amy Rose Sonic

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - November 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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