“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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It’s written in first person, and he refers to himself as an author which is kinda funny, since this IS a novel which by definition makes it fiction.

This is a complicated book to sum up. In the end, you can decide to live. We need to see documentation to prove the President is from the same country as us, and then we need to see documentation to prove the documents are real.

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His debut novel, Everything Matters! A smear of regret. Nov 27, karen rated it really liked it Shelves: It gives us words for things we cannot articulate, but that we feel none-the-less. Incidentally we don’t get much about Currie’s early life beyond his lust for Emma at the age of sixteen. Sometimes right in front of miraces. As for the story.


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

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It is fair to say what this story changed my life. I feel like you need to like the main character in a book – at the least – to enjoy a book. It speaks more of my tastes, rather than of the novel, but as aptly put by the author-protagonist, we are perception machines.

If you like books about self-sabotaging anti-heroes, you will enjoy Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles. With practically every memoir today under suspicion, the idea has urgency.

Feb 21, Allen Adams rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read on a friends goodreads page that this was a sad love story, and being one of those kinda emotional self cutters, I stuck it on my “to read” list, as well as my “ASAP!

The public never forgives a lie, he maintains, especially if it really moves them. Sometimes I felt all those slaps he took were well-deserved, because if he’d just manned-up, mirracles around, and took control of himself, things would have been better for a lot miraclee people. The sheets were almost always spotted with blood… Neither of us seemed to know why we did it. Feb 26, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 10, Lauren rated it liked it.


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. 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 the novel he had been writing was lost in a fire. And he uncharacteristically put a hand on my head and let it rest there.

That the machines will see us as a threat requiring elimination seems unlikely to me. It just didn’t make for an enjoyable reading experience. Currie knows women and he writes them wonderfully. Even in the remotest desert, one cannot outrun celebrity or the internet.

The Splendor Before the Dark. As I’ve already established, I loathe the style. The World According to Garp. Ron is bruised and filthy for most of this time; one gets the sense that he smells terribly. Fiction, Currie tells us, does not tell us how much he loves his Emma.

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