REVIEW: THE SERPENT'S BITE BY WARREN ADLER

THE SERPENT'S BITE
WARREN ADLER
GENRE: FICTION

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

SYNOPSIS:

"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.




MY TAKE



I received this book as an early reviewer.

I have had such great luck with all the books I have gotten for early reviews. I figured this one would be no different and I would enjoy it tremendously—well, not so much, it was more just “Okay” for me.

I found The Serpent's Bite to have some “dead spots” that can cause some readers to become disinterested and simply stop reading. It was also somewhat repetitive. I didn't really connect with the characters as well as I should have. The man's children were superficial and just plain terrible.

I'm sure there are some readers who will enjoy this book, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.



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