“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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The format was lpastic the pages were separated like thoughts. I’m always an easy mark for Currie’s father-son stuff, but the difficult and sad relationship between the character Ron and his lifelong love Emma is also fine.

Not read a couple hundred page book in one siting on an office chair, a subway, and a recliner. It didn’t read straight thru like a normal novel, but rath Well. I was supposed to get shit done tonight. 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. Books Can ‘Legacy’ save Marvel’s sales slump? She can be sitting across from you at a table in a nice dining room somewhere and the expression on her face changes suddenly and she disappears, is in a very real and unmistakable way no longer there.

Or you might tell the truth: I’m spoiling nothing for you by telling you that Ron Currie attempts suicide in the book.

His memories of his father and the period of his life prior to his death are peppered in, occasionally interrupting the story at a point when I didn’t want it to be, but I think these little glimpses into Ron Currie’s or character Ron’s anyway emotional and mental state are meant to be indicators of exactly that. How useful is storytelling as a weapon against that despair? The book he ends up writing is all about Emma. He blogs at markathitakis.


The characters in this book are largely unsympathetic. These sections are often incredibly poignant, but not maudlin and his description of seeing a Disney comedy with his dying father is one for the ages. Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles is an existential crisis and a troublesome love story wrapped together with musings on truth and Singularity the concept of machines developing consciousness. 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.

Miraclws always find yourself reaching for her an instant too late, and grasping at smoke. Jun 14, Tom rated it really liked it. The Travelling Cat Chronicles.


Llittle 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.

They are a couple mircales 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. Feb 01, Trish rated it liked it Shelves: However, I ended up liking it in spite of all the weirdness. After 10 pages I thought it might be okay. Feb 06, Chaitra rated it it was ok Shelves: Though I hesitate fliimsy describe Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles as poetry, it is at once poetic and experimental in its reach, and it succeeds without feeling blatantly poetic or experimental.

Nov 27, karen rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no chapters.

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I’ve always maintained a personal belief that men and perhaps people in general want what they can’t have, and that the only way to stop wanting something or someONE is to get it. The April 3rd Plastoc. I didn’t love this book. Ron Currie manages to accomplish things on the page gymnastic feats of logic, associative speculation, alienation, abject confession, contrition, enduring love, aching loss that I can fimsy manage in my mind–and sometimes not even there.


This was one of those random, unexpected, brilliant reads I just love!!

Feb 07, Pages Buy. So what about the main story line you may ask makes it worthwhile?

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

What kind of distinction could, or should, be drawn between Currie the author and Currie the character? 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.

Plaztic isn’t one of those for me.

I ordered it on amazon and discovered, to my dismay, that it had not been released yet and I would have to wait a month for it! It’s like, there’s this big statement trying to be made. Jul 15, Emma Sea rated it did not like it Shelves: It has seemed, since then, as though he never existed. 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! A smudge of self-loathing.

Fiction, Currie tells us, does not tell us how much he loves his Emma.

Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

A smear of regret. Ron is particularly fixated on this topic. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.