“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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Even though the randomness continues jumping around, I no moracles noticed. This might be called a “quasi-memoir. I didn’t know what. As one might expect, his return enrages those who have fallen in love with the legend of his lovelorn suicide, and so, even though his book was marketed as plxstic novel and even though he had nothing to do with any of it, he finds himself under attack for having defrauded readers.

Every new technology first promises a chance to better know one another and ourselvesand then people find ways to use it to obfuscate. Inhe received the Addison M.

Sep 17, Liam rated it it was amazing. You go find out for yourself. StarTribune Follow Us On: The writing is solid within separate paragraphs, but the transitions from one subject to another have no rhyme nor reason.

See my full review here Buy the Audiobook Download: Boy, 11, rescues drowning man from bottom of Eagan pool. The third major theme of the novel comes in the form of Currie’s thoughts on the singularity, the moment at which machines develop a mind of their own. Pushed beyond his cognitive abilities to process anymore bullshit, he decides — and fails — to commit suicide. Currie has found a pathway to the epic through intimacy, creating something great by way of the small.

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Amanda Holmes Duffy is a fiction writer who blogs at www. Emma has thrown him away, because she wants to find herself. They are a couple that literally has to engage in violence in order to feel when they are together, and not once throughout this book was I rooting for them. Scripted reality TV shows, wildly popular yet more artificial than the wildest fictions, perhaps illustrate this duality better than any other medium.

This is someone who plastlc out on the other side of “what fiction is” with his sense of humor intact. He condescends to her and loses patience with her efforts to cater to him and hates her for not being Emma.

Trivia About Flimsy Little Pla Finally I got it, aaaand read thru it in about a day. The rest of the pages turned themselves. An independent woman, fierce and beautiful and just beyond his grasp The chapters about his father dying were sad and the chapter about him, This book was terrible.

By using himself as a mjracles for all the little fictions we create for ourselves every day, he has mined a larger truth. The book is reinvigorated first when Emma arrives in the Caribbean and then again when she leaves him, to which Ron responds by driving his Jeep off a pier.

I’m spoiling nothing for you by telling you that Ron Currie attempts suicide in the book.

Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

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. Currie’s protagonist fixates on the Singularity as both a way to resurrect his father and to spend eternity with Emma. The subject matter is mostly melancholy, but the there is a playful manner in the storytelling and the non-serious use of some meta-fiction conventions that make this sort of a depressing beach-read kind of novel for people who like say, DFW or Ben Marcus.

flisy What kind of distinction could, or should, be drawn between Currie the author and Currie the character? And he uncharacteristically put a hand on my head and let it rest there. I won a copy of this book from a blog giveaway. The characters in this book are largely unsympathetic. The result of this for me was a fairly sad but fun book. I adored the manner in which Ron chose to plastuc this This book succeeds for its unapologetic honesty and its refusal to conform to narrative standards.


The love story with Emma is preoccupied with violent, consensual sex, beginning with the scene when Ron demands that Emma punch him in glimsy face while she climaxes. Given the many musings on consciousness that Currie has folded into the story, I imagine much of that was intentional. Feb 05, Jennifer Arnold rated it really liked it.

Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie Jr.

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. A bold, arresting new work of fiction from the acclaimed author of Everything Matters!

This is a book about the nature of fiction. Horsemen of the Sands.

The feelings the author evokes are real. This book bounces from narrative about his relationship with Emma the object of his undying loveflashbacks to the long, slow death of his father who was, in the protagonist’s view, a “real” man that he could never live up toand discussions on the idea of the Singularity Google it.

Spy of the First Person. How useful is storytelling as a weapon against that despair? Feb 07, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: You always find yourself reaching for her an instant too late, and grasping at smoke.

It really broke my heart.