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Everything Matters! - Ron Currie Jr.
Everything Matters!
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In infancy, Junior Thibodeaux is encoded with a prophesy: a comet will obliterate life on Earth in thirty-six years. Alone in this knowledge, he comes of age in rural Maine grappling with the question: Does anything I do matter? While the voice that has accompanied him since conception appraises... show more
In infancy, Junior Thibodeaux is encoded with a prophesy: a comet will obliterate life on Earth in thirty-six years. Alone in this knowledge, he comes of age in rural Maine grappling with the question: Does anything I do matter? While the voice that has accompanied him since conception appraises his choices, Junior's loved ones emerge with parallel stories-his anxious mother; his brother, a cocaine addict turned pro-baseball phenomenon; his exalted father, whose own mortality summons Junior's best and worst instincts; and Amy, the love of Junior's life and a North Star to his journey through romance and heartbreak, drug-addled despair, and superheroic feats that could save humanity. While our recognizable world is transformed into a bizarre nation at endgame, where government agents conspire in subterranean bunkers, preparing citizens for emigration from a doomed planet, Junior's final triumph confounds all expectation, building to an astonishing and deeply moving resolution. Ron Currie, Jr., gets to the heart of character, and the voices who narrate this uniquely American tour de force leave an indelible, exhilarating impression.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670020928 (0670020923)
ASIN: 670020923
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
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Community Reviews
JeffreyParis
JeffreyParis rated it
3.0 Not quite everything, actually.
Nearing the end of Everything Matters!, I went to the bookstore and bought a copy of Great Jones Street. Books like Everything Matters! (and other recent "breakthroughs" like Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Swamplandia!, and The Night Circus) make me wonder whether I should really bother trying to...
Loves books and cats
Loves books and cats rated it
3.0 Everything Matters!
Definitely different than expected. Several others have commented that it really drags in the middle and they were right. I did enjoy the fact that there were several aspects to the story line that were completely unpredictable to me.
Bunkercomplex Bookshelf
Bunkercomplex Bookshelf rated it
4.0 Everything Matters!: A Novel
This had all of the potential to be a 5-star book, but at the halfway mark it sort of fell apart and became a little outlandish. I'm never a fan of the abrupt use of "all expenses paid by a government agency" just to propel a storyline forward (and solving lung cancer in a month? okay...). BUT the q...
Readundant
Readundant rated it
3.0 Everything Matters!
Picking up a book called Everything Matters! (a book shouted Everything Matters!) turns out to be both a challenge to you, the reader, but also a trap, and a bit of a spoiler. Because you are being told, nay, implored to Pay Attention! to everything. You don't think that's asking too much of you bec...
mkunruh
mkunruh rated it
An odd, surprisingly sweet book that I was really glad that I read. I picked it off the TOB's long list and am sorry it didn't make the short list. I'm really liking this spate of non-cynical books.
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