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June 12, 2006

SRP Book 2: The Ice Storm

Summer Reading Program - My Books

The Ice Storm by Rick Moody (294 pages)
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Rating: 3

This book presented a bit of an oddity for me: I liked the movie so much, much better. Weird. I loved Ang Lee's movie, but the book just didn't do it for me. It lacked the wonderful subtlety of the movie, and I had a hard time relating to the characters in the book. That said, the writing was quite good and interesting (although really, what do we have against putting quotation marks around dialogue? It's a lovely convention. Let's keep it), and it did a great job of evoking a strong atmosphere. I liked the beginning, got bogged down in the middle, and then started liking it again toward the end. So... I don't know. Give it a try.

And yes, this is the book that inspired the "Clean Plate Book Club" post yesterday. I started it a few months ago, got about halfway in, and put it down until earlier this week. But I'm glad I stuck with it and finished.

Posted by Kat at June 12, 2006 08:14 PM

I've not heard of either of those. Might try and get hold of a copy as I'm intrigued - what's it about?

Posted by: mrspao at June 13, 2006 02:02 PM

Oh, I really hate books that don't use quotation marks for dialogue...

Posted by: Chris at June 13, 2006 11:49 PM
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