Vernon God Little

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Harcourt, 2003 - Fiction - 277 pages
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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 buddy, turns the gun on himself, Vernon is pinned as an accomplice. Out for revenge are the townspeople, the cable news networks, and Deputy Vaine Gurie, a woman whose zeal for the Pritikin diet is eclipsed only by her appetite for barbecued ribs from the Bar-B-Chew Barn. So Vernon does what any red-blooded American teenager would do; he takes off for Mexico.

Vernon God Little is a provocatively satirical, riotously funny look at violence, materialism, and the American media.

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Very stylistic, loved the prose. - Goodreads
I'm still struggling with the ending. - Goodreads
Very energetic writing. - Goodreads
That doesn't mean it was easy to read. - Goodreads
Great plot and cutting characters. - Goodreads
Original writer, impossible to put down. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dinger - Goodreads

Three-and-a-half stars for this one. It's without doubt a gripping story, and often wryly funny. But for a novel so rooted in the narrative voice, I often couldn't get past the author's own sense of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joe Hayes - Goodreads

This is an absolutely appalling book! Not only is the story boring and weak, the writing style is awful (though not as awful as that of Stephanie Myers, no one is as bad as her). Avoid this book. Trust me Read full review

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About the author (2003)

DBC Pierre is the pen name of Peter Finlay, who was born in Australia in 1961 and divided most of the first twenty-three years of his life between Texas and Mexico City. He lives in Ireland.

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