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Everything Matters! - Ron Currie Jr.
Everything Matters!
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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... show more
"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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143117513 (0143117513)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
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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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