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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Ron Currie
  • ISBN:
    0143117513
  • ISBN13:
    978-0143117513
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  • Publisher:
    Penguin Books; Reprint edition (July 27, 2010)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Startlingly talented. he survives the inevitable, apt comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and writes in a tenderly mordant voice all his own. -Janet Maslin.

One of the controversies surrounding the book is whether its actually the author's first or second novel. Currie's previous book "God Is Dead" was a "novel in stories," and there will always be those genre-fetishists who will say that there's no such thing.

Everything Matters! (2009) is American author Ron Currie J. s second novel. The novel focuses around the life of an individual who knows from the moment of his birth exactly when and how the world will end. Guided by a seemingly omniscient presence, he struggles to understand if his actions truly matter in the face of an inevitable end. As critic Janet Maslin summarizes the novel, "The voice goes on to outline what the unborn child can expect from life. The child will learn to walk.

Everything Matters! book. Ron Currie's daring, humorous, poignant, heart-wrenching, and, ultimately, joyful second novel, Everything Matters! also addresses the question of how can one bring a child into a troubled world. Most importantly, though, it follows the life of Junior, who not only knows how he will end, but knows how the world will end as well.

Ron Currie is the author of the forethcoming The One-Eyed Man and the novels Everything Matters!, Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles and the short story collection God Is Dead, which was the winner of the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award. Currie received the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Portland, Maine. Библиографические данные. Everything Matters!: A Novel. Издание: перепечатанное.

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In this novel rich in character, Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball cards, pop Catholicism, and cocaine.

Startlingly talented. In this novel rich in character, Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball cards, pop Catholicism, and cocaine. He also knows something no one else knows-neither his exalted parents, nor his baseball-savant brother, nor the love of his life (she doesn't believe him anyway): The world will end when he is thirty-six.

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"Startlingly talented . . . he survives the inevitable, apt comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and writes in a tenderly mordant voice all his own." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times In this novel rich in character, Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball cards, pop Catholicism, and cocaine. He also knows something no one else knows-neither his exalted parents, nor his baseball-savant brother, nor the love of his life (she doesn't believe him anyway): The world will end when he is thirty-six. While Junior searches for meaning in a doomed world, his loved ones tell an all-American family saga of fathers and sons, blinding romance, lost love, and reconciliation-culminating in one final triumph that reconfigures the universe. A tour de force of storytelling, Everything Matters! is a genre-bending potpourri of alternative history, sci-fi, and the great American tale in the tradition of John Irving and Margaret Atwood.

Perius
I read so many raves for this book, people calling it one of their alltime favorites and even one of the best ever. After reading the premise, I expected to love it as well. Alas, it was not to be. I certainly didn't hate it and wish I could give 3.5 stars. I think the novel had many strengths. I liked the writing very much and thought the idea original. There were certain scenes that enthralled me, mostly the middle of the book. But, it did not capture my imagination. I found some of the characters very under developed, and had trouble believing in his girlfriend. I did not find her to be a realistic human being in the entire first part, once he tells her his secret. The whole story of his mentally deficient, greatest baseball player brother was useless. His mother and father were not fleshed out. But the protaganist was an excellent, fully developed chracter. While the prevailing theme that "Everything Matters" is always welcome, I felt like the author took a round about way of getting there, making it feel a bit forced.
Amhirishes
Everything Matters has a great story line. Very imaginative, and Ron Currie is an excellent writer. Witty, intense, emotional, and clever. There are none of those long narratives with no apparent purpose other than to fill pages that you see in so many novels these days. I’ll be looking for more Ron Currie books to read.
Nnulam
This is one of those books that I enjoyed from the moment I started reading it, and one that you never want to end. I appreciated the characters, humor, artful writing, and the lengths to which the author went to entertain. I will say this: it's not what I expected.
artman
It was hard getting through the first part of the book - but the end made it worth the provoked thoughts
Umdwyn
Ron Currie's recent novel EVERYTHING MATTERS has been generating considerable buzz since its publication in June. One of the controversies surrounding the book is whether its actually the author's first or second novel. Currie's previous book "God Is Dead" was a "novel in stories," and there will always be those genre-fetishists who will say that there's no such thing. I suggest that while it may be true that "everything matters," the question of whether this is a debut novel or not matters less than its quality.

And EVERTHING MATTERS is indeed an impressive work. While there may not really be such a thing as a book with something for everyone, Currie's novel is varied enough, and surprising enough that it should appeal to a wide array of readers. The book centers on the life of John ("Junior") Thibodeau, who while still in utero, hears a voice informing him that Earth will be destroyed by a wayward comet in 36 years.

Understandably, the burden of such foreknowledge shapes the youngster's life in every conceivable way. Readers probably won't be too surprised to see Junior slip into an already established family pattern of substance abuse, made all the worse his early onset Existential angst ("How can anything really matter"). But so much of what happens thereafter is indeed surprising--even startling.

As with many experimental novels, readers will find some passages more involving than others. This is one case, however, where the time-honored advice to stick with a book because it gets "better" really does apply. This is speculative fiction that packs an emotional wallop. It doesn't get much better than that.
Frei
i read this book under false pretenses because it was labled as a post-apocalyptic, which is my main genre of enjoyment. but once i figured out 3/4 through the book that it wasn't and i should stop waiting for it to be, i enjoyed it fully. the book was interesting from the word go, starting with him as a fetus being spoken to by a voice we never learn the owner of. and it continues. near the end, NO SPOILERS, you learn that yes everytihng does matter and that while the title, and use of an exclaimation point for that matter, is corny beyond words, fits. there are some very nice quotes nestled in there as well.
it's a relaxing read, nothing stressful but there is some death so not a happy read but not overly depressing. would like to say that without the ending it was a 3 1/2 star because the characters can be a bit flat at times because much of the book is written in 2nd person, which in itself is a feat. but enjoy the book for what it is, and dont read the whole thing wondering "when is it going to be post-apocalyptic" because it is BEFORE THE END OF THE WORLD NOT AFTER : )
Gri
This was a fantastic read, never could I guess what would happen next.I laughed and cried as I read. I learned beautiful lesson about how the choices we make effect everything.