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Nixon and 'Nam, pet rocks and shag rugs, wife-swapping and party-hopping. Suburban New England, 1973, and the Hood family are about to wish they'd ...Show synopsisNixon and 'Nam, pet rocks and shag rugs, wife-swapping and party-hopping. Suburban New England, 1973, and the Hood family are about to wish they'd stayed home. Astutely acerbic, painfully funny, THE ICE STORM is an astonishing novel of the decade that taste forgot. 1973 - 'The last year of the sixties' as the author describes it. Amidst the worst storm for 30 years the local families gather for a party - the highlight of which is the wife-swapping 'key game' - and for two couples this supposedly harmless piece of liberal-minded entertainment spells permanent disaster. Rick Moody's first novel is a dark satire on the 1970s, the gadgets, the music, the politics and most of all the people.Hide synopsis
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In the Ice Storm Moody gives us the typical suburban family from the 70's. The father is a lech, mom is unhappy, the daughter has already developed a reputation and the son is unbalanced. In one night the family will fall apart. While mom and dad attend a key party at the neighbor's, the children are ...
This book had more references than that famous Billy Joel song "We didn't start the fire"--Duraflame logs, Family Affair, Jonathan Livingston Seagull--from the beginning to the end. As one who had heard about the movie (and who was a youngster himself in the early 1970s) I tried to keep an open mind ...
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