The Other Shoes of Larry Martin: Book Two: On Becoming Laurie Roberts

Larry Martin Novel Series

Fiction - Drama
553 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2023
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Author Biography

Pavane Ravel is an acclaimed influential writer of political literary fiction and is the author of her introductory novel series, "The Other Shoes of Larry Martin" with book one released in Oct. 2021 titled "Revelation of Lies" and book two titled "On becoming Laurie Roberts" in Feb. 2023. Ravel's books are available for purchase on her official website (, Amazon Books, and Amazon Kindle while being featured in many fine online books and reader sites.

Pavane is happily married and has raised successful grown children. She enjoys discussing economics after working as a commodities broker. She and her family reside in New York, and she shares her time concentrating on family, close friends, and writing. She also continues to enjoy international traveling.

For Pavane, who is passionate about politics and societal issues, these books and series are an important story to tell. Larry Martin is also a truly complex and fascinating character as a unique progressive hero. Pavane enjoys humor and loves to engage and connect with readers. She welcomes readers' thoughts and comments through her website.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Other Shoes of Larry Martin: On Becoming Laurie Roberts is a work of fiction by Pavane Ravel in the interpersonal drama and political intrigue subgenres and is the second book in a continuing series. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience owing to some moderate instances of strong language and its in-depth political subject matter. As we continue to follow Larry through his journey as a former alt-right political journalist, we find him in a situation where he has lost everything and is experiencing homelessness. The path to transformation is fraught with difficulties and issues of trust, and Larry faces a tall order to turn his life around and redeem himself at last.

Pavane Ravel makes it easy to leap into the world of Larry Martin with the highly accessible backstory and context provided in the early stages of this novel, so readers who are new or haven’t read the previous work in the series in a while will have no trouble diving into Larry’s psychological and physical hardships. There is a sharp political and cultural focus that underlies this work but it never overpowers the drama of what’s happening in the scene. As such, the author’s central messages seep into the story seamlessly and inform much of Larry’s journey and our investment in him. I thought that the use of dialogue was a technical triumph in terms of how it drives the story forward with a myriad of pathos, humor, drama, and emotional intelligence. I would recommend The Other Shoes of Larry Martin to readers who enjoy intense character-led drama.