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|Read Pdf Ö Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife ì Firmin is a rat born in a book a shredded copy of Finneggans Wake , who finds the books he consumes also consume his soul He becomes a vagabond and philosopher, struggling with mortality and meaningIn the basement of a Boston bookstore, Firmin is born in a shredded copy Finnegans Wake, nurtured on a diet of Zane Grey, Lady Chatterley s Lover, and Jane Eyre which tastes a lot like lettuce While his twelve siblings gnaw these books obliviously, for Firmin the words, thoughts, deeds, and hopes all the literature he consumes soon consume him Emboldened by reading, intoxicated by curiosity, foraging for food, Firmin ventures out of his bookstore sanctuary, carrying with him all the yearnings and failings of humanity itself It s a lot to ask of a rat especially when his home is on the verge of annihilationA novel that is by turns hilarious, tragic, and hopeful, Firmin is a masterpiece of literary imagination For here, a tender soul, a vagabond and philosopher, struggles with mortality and meaning in a tale for anyone who has ever feasted on a book and then had to turn the final page First published by Coffee House Press inRepublished by Delta, a division of Random House, in Beautiful, tragic, and wildly creative Firmin is a rat who is born on a shredded copy of Finnigan s Wake in the basement of a bookshop, and consequently falls in love with literature Stuck in a sea of rats too simpleminded to understand his intellectual depths and humans he cannot communicate with, he struggles to find happiness.This book made me laugh, cry, and think But mostly, it spoke to my soul I would recommend it to anyone who has ever found solace within the pages of a book. so i bought this years ago and hadnt read it and then the new, even cuter edition came out so i had to get it again, but actually read it this time because i am a sucker for cool book design and im glad, because its not a cute book, despite its illustrations and little ratbite itssad than cute, and it is definitely not for kids and i am a grown up she says, eating all the candy from the basket daddy sent for easter Again, I must be a voice of dissent here I loved this novella It is written from the perspective of a rat who was born in a bookstore to an alcoholic mother in a litter of other rat like rats Firmin is of course different from his brothers and sisters he possesses a yearning for knowledge and a loneliness that he obliquely recognizes as the loneliness of the human condition particularly among those humans whose lives he vicariously observes This makes him a liminal figure at home neither i Again, I must be a voice of dissent here I loved this novella It is written from the perspective of a rat who was born in a bookstore to an alcoholic mother in a litter of other rat like rats Firmin is of course different from his brothers and sisters he possesses a yearning for knowledge and a loneliness that he obliquely recognizes as the loneliness of the human condition particularly among those humans whose lives he vicariously observes This makes him a liminal figure at home neither in the world of rats nor in the world of humans Rather than veering into existential and or overtly philosophical territory, however, the plot remains clever and turns in part on the unreliability of Firmin s claims and narration This makes the book bothphilosophical andentertaining than the premise might otherwise suggest I highly recommend it as story that successfully marries Kafka s Josephine with Disney s Ratatouille I adored this intelligent, quirky book Yes, it s told from the POV of a rat but this is no Secret of Nimh The rat in question, Firmin, is the runt of a litter of 13 and, because this mother only has 12 nipples he has to play musical teats with little success Instead he has to sustain himself by nibbling classic books Birthed by an alcoholic mother in the basement of a bookshop in Boston s Scolloy Square there are, thankfully, enough volumes to keep him full But, in allowing the words I adored this intelligent, quirky book Yes, it s told from the POV of a rat but this is no Secret of Nimh The rat in question, Firmin, is the runt of a litter of 13 and, because this mother only has 12 nipples he has to play musical teats with little success Instead he has to sustain himself by nibbling classic books Birthed by an alcoholic mother in the basement of a bookshop in Boston s Scolloy Square there are, thankfully, enough volumes to keep him full But, in allowing the words to gestate in his belly, Firmin the Vermin soon finds he prefers to read words than eat them He gets through shelves and shelves of books of all types faster than any goodreader The act of reading provides self help but also a troubling melancholy that does not befall his lowly, rat brothers and sisters quite a metaphor there for those who read and those who don t They soon flee the bookshop basement for the alcohol drenched alleys of the on its last legs Square, all squalor and strip clubs, blue cinemas and the beaten Firmin is lonely and projects on the bookshop owner, Norman Shine But there is another human who might just offer Firmin the fraternity he needs.Set against the backdrop of the last days of Scolloy Square before it was demolished and rebuilt as a government area , each chapter starts with a facsimile of the title page of a classic novel There are also sweet illustrations of the reading rat and his sadventures Short and not always sweet, the book has moments of quiet comedy and tragedy like any life