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Vernon God Little
Vernon God Little
Author: DBC Pierre
A 21st century comedy in the presence of death — When sixteen kids are shot on high school grounds, everyone looks for someone to blame. Meet Vernon Little, under arrest at the sheriff's office, a teenager wearing nothing but yesterday's underwear and his prized logo sneakers. Moments after the shooter, his best ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780571215171
ISBN-10: 0571215173
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 279
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: 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.
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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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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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Outstanding book.
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this is the UK edition of the book.


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