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

Nov 27, karen rated it really liked it Shelves: But, that’s not my only flmsy for loathing this thing. That ;lastic the things he had said had changed me. I still liked it quite a bit. Jan 20, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Could it be that the book being written in the book is actually the book that we are now reading? He never quite learns his lesson, and remains self-indulgent, self-absorbed and self-defeating to the end.

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When I started reading it, I was expecting something else. There is a strand about the Singularity and what will it mean for what we think about what makes humans human. The story jumps around a lot but the one in Wow! Because his third novel, Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles, had me hooked before I even got to the first page. Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles is a well-written flimwy somewhat scatteredthought-provoking book fliimsy plenty of feeling.


Currie’s protagonist finds himself in a similar situation, and halfheartedly tries to explain that veracity has no impact on meaning, and thus the value of a story remains the same whether it’s fact or fiction. But, as Ron Currie, Jr.

The distinction between the protagonist of the story and Currie himself is hard to pinpoint, hence my belief he must have actually endured some unrequited love at some point in his life.

So to see it written about in the quirky, intelligent way of Currie’s was great. Jennifer Gillan and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Apr 08, Tammy Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: And yet, the book is an often lovely musing on many big ideas and I found myself completely engaged by Currie’s writing.

I’ve experienced this, I’ve lived it. Feb 23, Linda rated it did not like it. Mourning the death of his father and trying to get over a split with his lover, Emma, Currie moves to a Caribbean island to write. But it does all hang together nicely. Scripted reality TV shows, wildly popular yet more artificial miraclew the wildest fictions, perhaps illustrate this duality better than any other medium. I skimmed the rest of the book. Listen for the bell ringing on the Christmas tree.

I enjoy chaos in the form of stream-of-consciousness, but I don’t enjoy postmodern. Under the Feet of Jesus. See plasyic full review here Sometimes I felt all those slaps he took were well-deserved, because if he’d just manned-up, looked around, and took control of himself, things would have been better for a lot of people.


I also found it kind of But I know this for sure, I honestly don’t care to read Currie Jr. The sheets were almost always spotted with blood… Neither of us seemed to know why we did it. An independent woman, fierce and beautiful and just beyond his grasp Quite a few strands in this fairly short novel, and they are constantly weaving in and out with one another through a series of James Patterson-short passages.

It’s an interesting contrast, the idea that machines may one day gain consciousness and buck against human conventions such as love and heartbreak set against this narrative of two people who are clearly just not even remotely close to being good for each other not matter how much they want to be together. However, I ended up liking it in spite of all the weirdness.

There is no cure for heartache.