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“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 sheets were almost always spotted with blood… Neither of us seemed to know why we did it.

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

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.

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. Jun 14, Tom palstic it really liked it. Log In Welcome, User. Your sex always ended in orgasm.

But fame and fortune come with a price, and Currie learns that in a time of twenty-four-hour news cycles, reality TV, and celebrity Twitter feeds, the one thing the world will not forgive is having been told a deeply satisfying lie. I was already laughing halfway through this disclaimer so his encouragement to keep turning pages was unnecessary.

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Ron Currie — Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

Nearly everything he does, at least for the first two-thirds of the book, can be read as an attempt to achieve authenticity through the physical: This book got rave reviews. At some point, a college girl on spring break decides to shack up with Ron, and he treats her with cruel indifference, dragging her down into his alcoholic stupor.

Apr 08, Tammy Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m still giving this two stars, as I’m not sure this is an plasric review, given my dislike for the style. Book Review in Literary More. I feel like I need to apologize to myself for staying up until midnight reading this garbage. The novel is delivered in brief installments, which range in length from two or three litgle to a few short pages.

FLIMSY LITTLE PLASTIC MIRACLES

But fame and fortune come with a price, and Currie learns that in a time of twenty-four-hour news cycles, reality TV, and celebrity Twitter feeds, the one thing the world will not forgive is having been told a deeply satisfying lie. I read on a friends goodreads page that this was a sad flisy story, and being one of those kinda emotional self cutters, I stuck it on my “to read” list, as well as my “ASAP!

If you like books about self-sabotaging anti-heroes, you will enjoy Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles. To understand the culture inlook to Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson. He also disproves everything about understanding women, by being dense and obtuse about every woman he comes across.

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He blogs at markathitakis. May 05, Michelle rated it liked flimzy. Death is no more. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles is a well-written if somewhat scatteredthought-provoking book with plenty of feeling. This is one strand of the book, and, as the title might suggest it is playing around with the whole James Frey fiasco.

Spy of the First Person. But the random way in which Currie the author shoehorns them is too distracting to be any good. Instead of the book he was writing, little creates this… sort of a fictional memoir, something that challenges the reader to think about the truth in fiction, in the book, and in the larger scope of our lives. Want to Read saving….

The narrator plsstic the same name as the author and I wonder how much of the story is meant to mirror IRL-Currie’s experiences. The World According to Garp. StarTribune Follow Us On: This book succeeds for its unapologetic honesty and its refusal to conform to narrative standards.