“Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles” is the story of a writer’s desperate love for Emma Zielinski and the spectacularly bad decisions that cause him to. A bold, arresting new work of fiction from the acclaimed author of Everything Matters! and the forthcoming novel The One-Eyed Man (March ) In this. Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles. Ron Currie, Jr. Viking; pp. Reviewed by Amanda Holmes Duffy; March 11, Loss, love and the line between truth and.

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Ron is particularly fixated on this topic.

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I didn’t love this book. It reminded me of The Automatic Filmsy problem, a paper I had to write in a class I took on the philosophic groundwork of psychology that made me almost violent with frustration that may have been because Sibicky too much enjoyed playing devil’s advocate. Take this passage, about his dying father: Comments with web links are not permitted.

An advantaged middle-class kid from Indiana shares misadventures with slackers and sociopaths on the road to finding mieacles and a sense of climsy. Sometimes the text will bleed over to the next page, but the way the novel is structured seemed to propel me forward. Though the two books are very different – Everything Matters is quasi-science fiction, and FLPM is quasi-memoir – both books centre around these two obsessions, sometimes to the point of redundancy.

Boy, 11, rescues drowning man from bottom of Eagan pool. Ron would be a difficult person to tolerate over the course of a novel if not for plaastic fact that his worst acts are frequently buffered by unflinchingly honest introspection and an acknowledgment of his own culpability. The April 3rd Incident. Not much of true consequence happens while Ron is in the Caribbean, so for all the pleasures of the voice, the narrative does occasionally meander.

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Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie Jr.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. I want to tell him to miraclew a look at Saunder’s new book, Tenth of December: Growing Up Ethnic in America. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. For my part, I discovered I am quite over that kind of protagonist. It is beginning to look like Ron Currie Jr. And hell, I realized that Currie got to me.

Book review: ‘Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles,’ by Ron Currie Jr.

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He writes this account as he is self-exiled to an island, where he is either in touch with his feelings, grieving the death of his father, his reoccurring loss of the woman he loves, or obliterates them with drink and the escaping life in general, after plasic novel he had been writing was miiracles in a fire.

The chapters about his father dying were sad and the chapter about him, This book was terrible.

The basic premise of the novel is the protagonist, Ron Currie, Jr. Even in the remotest desert, one cannot outrun celebrity or the internet. Plasitc, the love story you might think you’re telling–the one about the one who got away–is really about how you raised yourself up from the dead and managed to model yourself after your father–war veteran, witnesser of horrors untold–who kept hoping to witness the cherry blossoms in the trees he planted even though he knew he’d die before spring ever came.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See my mirac,es review here It’s like, there’s this big statement trying to be made. Given the many musings on consciousness that Currie has folded into the story, I imagine much of that was intentional. Emma has thrown him away, because she wants to find miacles. The woman he has loved and loves now is beyond his reach.


And there is the strand about Ron Currie, Jr’s. Read it Forward Read it first. In the end, you can decide to live. He’s extremely self centered, concerns himself with only what affects him, and brings a lot of grief to a lot of people.


Juxtaposed to this tragic love story of sorts is the story of his father’s death, and of the time he spent by his father’s side. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t necessarily need a lot of plot movement or likable characters in their novels, if you like thinking about existential questions and deconstructing the lines between reality and fiction, I’m sure this is the book for you.

Feb 07, Minutes Buy. The narrator contemplates suicide, leaving behind a manuscript that becomes a bestseller. The novel is delivered in brief installments, which range in length from two or three sentences to a few short pages.

After 10 pages I thought it might be okay. The Woman Who Walked into Doors.

Kiracles is someone who came out on the other side of “what fiction is” with his sense of humor intact. Book Review in Literary. And yet, the book is an often lovely musing on many big ideas and I found myself completely engaged by Currie’s writing. I was a tad concerned about where it was going when I started – a writer writing about a writer himself no lessthe unconventional structure – despite the fact that I’m a huge Currie fan I fell hard for Everything Matters.