Friday, August 10, 2012
Larry and the Meaning of Life, by Janet Tashjian
Very much in the spirit of the other books, but at the same time different. The scope is smaller and while elements of the plot are just as contrived, having a smaller scale makes them seem somehow more realistic (or at least plausible). Larry still seems a bit goody-goody but the preaching is curtailed (the novel's primary cause seems to be eradicating landmines this time, but it's not pursued heavily). I suppose people could criticize this book for not being as agenda-laden, but I appreciated being cut a break.