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But what he really wants is to protect children and if we can get child molesters in jail, that's the way you protect children! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named David Keith, see David Keith disambiguation. Not to be confused with Keith David. Knoxville, Tennessee , U.
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An Officer and a Gentleman. The Lords of Discipline. He desperately wants to find a purpose, to understand reality, to figure out the meaning of life. A chance encounter at Walden Pond with a self-proclaimed guru named Gus sends Josh on a whole journey. After the disaster that was Vote for Larry , I was quite skeptical about reading this one. But the jacket flap intrigued me because this was the kind of sequel to The Gospel According to Larry that I wanted to read.
I didn't want to read about Josh's new-found desire to participate in political activism. I wanted to find out about how he was coping in the aftermath of having his message spread so widely, only to have it become distorted into a grotesque parody of itself. The opening of the book is great. I really liked the Josh from the first book, and he definitely makes a brief jaded, world-weary reappearance. He's curious and idealistic to a fault and always working on crazy projects.
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Despite being so conscientious of the world's glories and failures, his fatal flaw is his tendency to be incredibly self-absorbed, which is fine by me because I am also incredibly self-absorbed. Josh's loss of purpose and his desire to find one are expressed with poignancy and urgency here. The middle part is a complete mess. It's nonsensical and stupid. A last-minute plot twist pretty much saves the book from being relegated to a one-star rating, but the way it was handled still managed to seriously annoy me. It's a good twist because the point of the whole book was trying to understand reality.
It just irked me that Josh was totally okay with being manipulated by his closest friends to believe in a massively orchestrated chain of events that leads him to join a cult, spend a night in a jail, cause a dog to be decapitated, donate a kidney, contact the FBI about a terrorist plot, and throw himself on top of a land mine. I wouldn't have taken it very well when the truth came out, no matter how well-intentioned my friends had been.
Honestly, it was probably all just bad writing. Like, he decides to join Gus's study group even though it is blatantly obvious to the reader and the other characters that Gus exhibits pretty much all of the qualities of a cult leader. Mind you, Josh has always been portrayed as a highly rational character who zealously overanalyzes and plans all aspects of his life. And also, while his belief that he can communicate with his mother by asking questions at her favorite make-up counter and listening for her response in the conversations of passerbys used to be an endearing quirk, it gets a bit creepy and weird in Larry and the Meaning of Life.
With the exception of the beginning and ending of the book, plus a few moments scattered in between, Larry and the Meaning of Life is bad kind of like the way that Libba Bray's Going Bovine and Beauty Queens were bad, except without the satirical value. It's clearly trying to be this really clever and quirky social commentary, but falls flat on its face because the plot makes no sense and the characters do not inspire the reader to care about them very much. Suffice it to say, I was hugely disappointed and will not be picking up any of the future installments.
Sep 18, Melissa Robinson rated it it was ok Shelves: At 16, he started a website that made him a world-wide star, and at 17 he ran for President of the United States. Looking for answers, Larry goes to a special place of inspiration: At the pond he meets Gus, a spiritual guru, who leads classes for young people. From there, the plot is far too convoluted to summarize, but suffice to say that it involves paint by number sets, land mines and decapitated dogs unrelated to the land mines. This one will disappoint fans of Larry and is unlikely to attract newcomers. Nov 27, Joe rated it really liked it.
Janet Tashjian's Larry series are without question some of the best young adult novels I've read. In them we meet Josh Swensen AKA Larry, a teenage genius motivated by a sincere idealism usually found only in history's saints and heroes.
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In the Janet Tashjian's Larry series are without question some of the best young adult novels I've read. This third volume finds Larry for the first time dejected, directionless, and depressed. Where he once fought for causes with the passion of a Patrick Henry, he now just lies around watching television. Seeking inspiration at Walden Pond, Larry meets an ethnically ambiguous guru and begins his path toward spiritual enlightenment.
And does it matter? May 01, Loveliest Evaris rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I read this a year or two ago, but I still remember it fondly.. Well, I remember what I liked about it , but the exact synopsis is fuzzy to me , lol? The Bartimeaus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud implemented this method of storytelling and added humor and nattering that really enhanced the experience of reading the book itself, as well as add to Bart's character.
It was not the story without Bartimeaus's jibes and sarcastic sly remarks at the bottom of the page I read this a year or two ago, but I still remember it fondly.. It was not the story without Bartimeaus's jibes and sarcastic sly remarks at the bottom of the page. I loved this book. A coming-of-age in the sense that a teenager doesn't really know exactly who he is or what he should do. He misses his dead mother, but that doesn't stop the dry humor from rolling off the pages. I recommend for young adults or early teens looking for a good, heartfelt teenager-hitting-a-speedbump-in-his-life story with humor to keep the pace going.
Oct 10, Helen Chen rated it liked it. I was confused at first because I skip the first book straight to the second one but if you like this book description then I will recommend you read the first book first. The main character Josh was running for president with a different name called Larry but fail and fake his death. The second book is his aftermath of losing hope and finding it back it also kind of include a bit of romance weird relationships. Feb 10, Sophie D rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a plot twist. This book was so amazing. There was a perfect climax and you were turning the page for the next adventure.
Oct 29, Jenny rated it liked it Recommends it for: Recommended to Jenny by: Summer got me started on these books. This book has some interesting twists. Jan 11, Phi H. This third installment into the Gospel According to Larry series follows the aftermath of the last book, it still remains true to the other two books with an interesting and meaningful twist at the end.
I love the way this book was crafted and kept me hooked until the very end. The way how it carefully describes each event is splendid and the way the characters, new and old, are told remarkably.
Though the ending was unique, I still felt a little underwhelmed by it and felt that all the tension This third installment into the Gospel According to Larry series follows the aftermath of the last book, it still remains true to the other two books with an interesting and meaningful twist at the end. Though the ending was unique, I still felt a little underwhelmed by it and felt that all the tension building up to the moment could've ended it a more spectacular way.
Overall, I would recommend it to any fan of the series. Oct 03, Pyrate Queen rated it really liked it Shelves: He's been lured there by his old girlfriend who is studying with a guru named Gus. But what ensues later seems to be nothing but payback and absurdity for all that has gone on in his life and it still leaves one to wonder- how does Ms. Tashjian come up with this stuff? May 08, Talia Johnson rated it really liked it. He's just so funny. This whole book was funny. I loved the footnotes. But don't get me wrong, it was weird. And what even was the ending? I did not see it coming, at all.
And I really appreciate that, so four stars from me. I just love how he talks to his mom though, it's very funny and creative. Nov 23, Alissa rated it it was ok Shelves: I have loved Josh Swenson since The Gospel According to Larry, this latest entry making for a trilogy deals with what happens to Josh when he loses his drive. So Josh is back - sitting on the couch - deferring his first semester at college.
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Until he meets Gus at Walden Pond.