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There are many ways to tell a story Back before there were books there as the actual storyteller who could speak out a story There is also acting where people physically perform a story Books are another storytelling device that is more permanent the words are kept and they can be reviewed again and again Now there are movies which provide story telling with more an emphasis on visual effects The question is which way is the best to present a certain type of story The Ice Storm by Rick Moody was in such a position that one could actually look at both the modern movie and the book versionThe story is a realistic story about the Hoods and the Willams Both of these families were affluent families that lived in New Canaan The book centers around Wendy and the events that take place during the their thanksgiving in the 70s The story is pretty simple and is about family strife Wendy is a typical adolescent exploring her sexuality At the same time her parents Ben and Elena are having marital differences Ben is cheating on his wife with Janey the wife of his close friend Jim The irony comes up with Wendy who is has sexual relations with Janey and Jims son Mikey and his younger brother Sandy Wendys older brother Paul who goes to boarding school returns home and is sexual inexperienced he desires to be with a girl named Libbets The story centers around a key party that both the Hoods and Willams attend The highlight of the key party is where people place their keys into a jar and people pick up the keys of different people to have sex with the owner of the keys At this party Ben expects to have sex with Janey but instead Janey blows him off and has sex with someone else This night Elena also finds out about the affair and has an affair
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