In The Outlaw, the third and final volume in his acclaimed trilogy, former Reykjavík mayor and comedian Jón Gnarr returns to face the dark teenage years with his signature humor and candor. Raging with music, poetry, life, loneliness, and questions of right and wrong, Jón, a fourteen-year-old punk rock misfit, is sent to boarding school in the Westfjords region of Iceland.In The Outlaw, the third and final volume in his acclaimed trilogy, former Reykjavík mayor and comedian Jón Gnarr returns to face the dark teenage years with his signature humor and candor. Raging with music, poetry, life, loneliness, and questions of right and wrong, Jón, a fourteen-year-old punk rock misfit, is sent to boarding school in the Westfjords region of Iceland. There he decides Crass is the only worthy punk band, discovers an unrequited interest in girls, and chooses drugs and self-harm to cope with mental anguish and intense thoughts of alienation and despair. Two years later he returns to Reykjavík, no longer a naïve adolescent, and recounts the restless years spent drifting through a life of parties, drugs, and anarchy—until it all fades to black. The Outlaw is the devastating anthem to what it means to grow up, to fit in, and to stand out....
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The Outlaw Reviews
Is this really the end of the trilogy? It's my favorite of the three. Gnarr brilliantly captures what it is to be a confused, anxious teenager trying to find one's way. The Outlaw felt very real (the drudgery of those years and all), and managed to transport me into the head and mindset of a teenage boy. That's no small task.I love the triumphant moment when he discovers theater for the first time and finds that, despite everything, there is something in this world he loves and is good at.I'm awfully sorry to see these books come to a close... I am going to miss Gnarr's company. Here's hoping he keeps writing. Until then, I'm off to go read his book about being the mayor of Reykjavik.
If you've ever felt like you don't belong and no one understands, laugh and cringe with the author through this novel and know you were never alone. The trilogy of the author's adolescence comes to a surprising close. Live and learn.
Mr. Gnarr, your book will stick with me. (I save "5's" for my top ten lifetime books, and "4's" for really good books. You don't seem easily offended, but I just wanted to explain why you got a "4".)I first picked this up in the Reykjavik airport, trying to spend down my krona. As I flipped through the book, the topic jumped out at me as something I have never read before. It's the first person account of a teenage boy who doesn't fit in and how he deals with that, and how he grows into himself. He responded to things in ways that I have never experienced, but see fairly often in my job- and have always wondered about why some people think the way they do. Jon would completely surprise me in his logic that a self harming action that will only get him into more trouble, will somehow get him OUT of trouble. Again and again. But as the book progresses, he thinks and does some awesome things. By then I had expected any love or deep thinking to have been beaten out of him.It is written with a dry sense of humor that caught me off guard. Someday I would love to hang out in a bar with the author to hear more of his stories.