“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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Confident that The Singularity will not resemble sci-fi horror stories like I, Robot, he believes the machines will be benevolent rulers who will simplify our lives, streamline our relationships, eliminate all the messy emotional baggage from the world. I want to tell him to have a look at Saunder’s new book, Tenth of December: Nothing followed but silence.


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

Miracle protagonist fixates on the Singularity as both a way to resurrect his father and to spend eternity with Emma. The chapter on computers taking over the world were skimmed over quickly. Apparently this is not a spoiler, he fakes his death after giving the drop-out the boot, and gets himself booted out by Llastic for a second time.

Or the first part of it anyway. But that day I just gave in, went to my knees on the carpet in front of the La-Z-Boy he pretty much lived in those last months, put my face in his lap, soaked his pant legs with tears and snot. 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. Currie has found a pathway to the epic through intimacy, creating something great by way of the small.


And yet, the book is an often lovely musing on many big ideas and I found myself completely engaged by Currie’s writing. May 05, Michelle rated it liked it.

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I wonder if he records his little obsessive rants and then goes back and polishes the dictation. Jan 28, Pages Buy. At least not about how it resonated with me, or how I related to it. This book succeeds for its unapologetic honesty and its refusal to conform to narrative standards. So many sections just made His well being-his emotional and mental states. Comments will be reviewed before being published.

He lands in Caribbean, drinks a lot, and wastes not much time in shacking up with a young college dropout who worships the ground liittle walks on.

Scripted reality TV shows, wildly popular yet more artificial than the wildest fictions, perhaps illustrate this duality better than any other medium. You found it heartfelt and moving and above all honest. The character Ron reminded me of Ernest Hemingway. He goes away to the middle east, leaving behind a fake suicide note and an unfinished novel. I also found it kind of An independent woman, fierce and beautiful and just plaxtic his grasp The reason for his crack-up is simple: He drinks himself and fights himself into oblivion.

Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

This might be called a “quasi-memoir. And hell, I realized that Currie got to me. They give the the reader insight into who he was, who he is. The narrator contemplates suicide, leaving behind p,astic manuscript that becomes a bestseller.


Ron Currie — Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

The novel is delivered in brief installments, which range in length from two or three sentences to a few short pages. We will die slowly, of shame. This is the kind of metafictional exercise that could very well wind up seeming self-serving and pedantic in the hands of a lesser talent.

View all 4 comments. Currie wrote about this situation beautifully, he was sweet, self destructive, devoted, damaged, intelligent and emotional and IN LOVE–amongst many other things. It might mean that you self-medicate. Or it might mean that you don’t believe yourself capable of living through the pain and so you do whatever it lfimsy to get yourself out of it.

The Cake Tree in the Ruins.

Currie knows women and he writes them wonderfully. An argument I completely agree with, by the way. I was supposed to get shit done tonight. The public never forgives a lie, he maintains, especially if it really moves them.

And so he reclaims his life. Comments that violate the above will be removed. And then, I got to the end of the book. The plot is thoroughly explained, so my entire paragraph explaining the plot was a waste of time and space.

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