Friday, July 9, 2010

The Ice Storm by Rick Moody

With one exception, I've read all of Rick Moody's books and this is still my favorite one. Set in the affluent town of New Canaan, CT, the novel centers around one dysfunctional family over the course of one night in winter of 1973. Parents swap partners--I'm pretty sure this book first introduced me to the concept of key parties (not that I've ever participated)--while their children experiment with sex and drugs, and an ice storm, both literal and symbolic (how d'ya like that one?), sweeps through the area. Yet another one to revisit some day.

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