The interplay of truth and fiction, and my enjoyment of such matters, led me to buy Ron Currie Jr.’s novel Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles.
I am glad that I did.
The novel combines life and death, and longing, in a story that took me a month to read. This was my choice. The author’s episodic style, with most of the pieces bite-size, allows for a quick or slow read.
Four main plot strains vie for our attention –
- A story of obsessive love.
- How the narrator’s father died.
- The narrator’s own death and return.
- Speculation on the Singularity.