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Vernon God Little
Vernon God Little
Author: DBC Pierre
In the town jail of Martirio, Texas — under the terrifying care of the dynastic Gurie family, and wearing only his New Jack trainers and underpants — fifteen-year-old Vernon Little is in trouble. His friend has just blown away sixteen of his classmates before turning the gun on himself. And Vernon has become the focus of the whole town...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780571215164
ISBN-10: 0571215165
Publication Date: 6/9/2005
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed the Texas teen angst of this novel and at times, was laughing out loud. I came to understand and care about the characters very quickly which was a bit of a trick considering most of them are as fallable and floundering as the rest of mankind. Real, hard, desperate people dealing with a terrible catalyst yet they all remained true to their nature. It may not be for everyone, but for those willing to crawl into this utterly warped and damaged 15 year old boy brain, I think you will be satisfied with the results.

And no... if you want Columbine, read Columbine.
reviewed Vernon God Little on + 98 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Fun read. Kind of a surprising winner of the Booker Prize!
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Helpful Score: 1
This satirical look at crime and punishment, the media and the American culture is interesting, but I found it hard to read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read it cover to cover in one evening, well truth be told, I didn't finish it until SIX a.m.!!!! It is a lot different that what I normally read. What drew me to it originally was the fact that it has won several awards. One quote from the back "Vernon God Little is a provocatively satirical, riotously funny look at violence, materialism, and the American media."
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Helpful Score: 1
Outstanding book.
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