Everything Matters!

Everything Matters! 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 Look For Ron Currie S New Novel, The One Eyed Man, Coming In March 2017 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. At 11 00 a.m on September 11, 2001, I hailed a cab in front of my office building in Southwest, DC and asked the driver if he would be willing to take me to my house in Northeast, DC His radio was tuned to an AM talk station and he looked frightened It appeared that he really wanted to just get the hell out of Dodge but he wasn t sure if this was the sort of event that warranted such a reaction If this all turned out to be an overreaction or a hoax of some sort, wouldn t he have a tough time At 11 00 a.m on September 11, 2001, I hailed a cab in front of my office building in Southwest, DC and asked the driver if he would be willing to take me to my house in Northeast, DC His radio was tuned to an AM talk station and he looked frightened It appeared that he really wanted to just get the hell out of Dodge but
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 because the book has such a great premise, which is what if you this time I am not referring to you the reader, but the hypothetical you, but specifically, the main character were born with the terri
I would like, if I may be so bold, to try a revolutionary new rating system for this particular book Since the novel I m reviewing is divided into three distinct Parts, I would like to rate each of these individual parts separatelyThis isn t just because I m bored of giving a book only one rating though, truth be told, I am sort of bored of doing that but because I had very different reactions to each of the three sections So here goes PART 1 RATING 4 StarsIt s hard not to I would like, if I may be so bold, to try a revolutionary new rating system for this particular book Since the novel I m reviewing is divided into three distinct Parts, I would like
This is simultaneously one of the most uplifting and depressing books I ve ever read Every time I started to feel really joyful Yes, everything DOES matter something would come along to make me question the book s themes all over again That said, this is not a sad read, just a hard one This is one of those books that does something to your soul, even if you can t exactly pinpoint what that is.Junior is gifted with the knowledge, in utero, that the world will end in roughly 35 years He This is simultaneously one of the most uplifting and depressing books I ve ever read Every time I started to feel really joyful Yes, everything DOES matter something would come along to make me question the book s themes all over again That said, this is not a sad read, j
I worried through the entirety of my pregnancy How, I fretted, could I bring a child into this world How could I protect him What did he have to look forward to but melting ice caps, tsunamis, wild fires, genocide, floods, hurricanes, drought, war, war, war, serial killers, crazed gunmen in schools, bullies, etc Now that I am a parent, I realize I can t protect him from these things I can only protect him from what I can control, and even then I am often left powerless.We will do as we wish I worried through the entirety of my pregnancy How, I fretted
Everything Mattersserenaded me with an indifferent mediocrity I hated it This was yet another novel that had an exceptional premise, but it just didn t deliver on any creative front for me Come to think of it, this would be a perfect doubleheader of torture alongside the bloated Welcome to Night Vale That is, if you re a masochist And the dea
1st Awesome Thing About This Book There is an exclamation point in the title.2nd Awesome Thing About This Book Everything else I feel like I really did a disservice to this book by not reviewing it immediately after I finished it But, as it stands, I m about eight reviews behind right now, so there you have it This book, like so many I ve reviewed this year, was a gift from my husband and I guess he knows me well, because I loved it This was my first foray into Ron Currie Jr s world and 1st Awesome Thing About This Book There is an exclamation point in the title.2nd Awesome Thing About This Book Everything else I feel like I really did a disservice to this book by not reviewing it immediately after I finished it But, as it stands, I m about eight reviews behind right now, so there you have it This book, like so many I ve reviewed this year, was a gift from my husband and I guess he knows me well, because I loved it This was my first foray into Ron Currie Jr s world and I ll definitely be checking out his first novel God is Dead as a result Seriously, read this book.Everything Matters is the story of one extraordinarily ordinary human named Junior Thibodeau, who has been given a special gift From birth, Junior is aware that a catastrophic event will take place when he s 36, effectively ending all human life on Earth.Bummer for him, right The book follows him throughout his entire life as he struggles with this knowledge and tries to come to
If I could give half stars, this would be a 4 1 2.I loved this book The premise is unique, and as the story unfolds you wonder, Where is he going with this Currie then proceeds to go in directions that you wouldn t expect I didn t expect them, anyway.The characters are well fleshed out and Currie brings them to life with remarkable ease The prose is succinct The story lags a tiny bit in the middle, but then most novels do, and the lag is only a small, temporary hiccup.Thesupernatura If I could give half stars, this would be a 4 1 2.I loved this book The premise is unique, and as the story unfolds you wonder,
Oh boy Have tissues at the ready.So, you can find the summary easily enough A fetus, in utero, learns of the world s impending end, from some outside unknown source, and has to live his life with this knowledge I don t want to reveal muchbut, suffice it to say, it s unique in its premise and intriguing I loved it.The book is written in two formats one in the omniscent third person religious people may believe it s God or a god I thought it was some alien life form and the other is th Oh boy Have tissues at the ready.So, you can find the summary easily enough A fetus, in utero, learns of the world s impending end, from some outside unknown source, and has to live his life with this knowledge I don t want to reveal muchbut, suffice it to say, it s unique in its premise and intriguing I loved it.The book is written in two formats one in the omniscent third person religious people may believe it s God or a god I thought it was some alien life form and the other is this first person narrative, alternating between various characters All is told chronologically I loved the style It kept the novel moving and felt unique However, I won t lie I did find some passages tedious, wishing to move on to find out what happened to other char
Some good writing and an interesting experiment, but the book ultimately fails The book begins with the premise that a man, from in utero forward, knows the exact moment and cause of the end of human life on earth Talked to constantly by an inner voice, his life is informed by this ongoing chatterbox It s not a conversation since he never talks back or engages with the voice It s less

!!> BOOKS ✻ Everything Matters!  ✴ Author Ron Currie Jr. – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 302 pages
  • Everything Matters!
  • Ron Currie Jr.
  • English
  • 22 July 2019
  • 0143117513