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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I'm still struggling with the ending. - Goodreads
Very stylistic, loved the prose. - Goodreads
Original writer, impossible to put down. - Goodreads
Great plot and cutting characters. - Goodreads
That doesn't mean it was easy to read. - Goodreads
The book's title comes from timely jailhouse advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Shaun Attwood - Goodreads

A work of genius that fully deserved the Man Booker Prize. Rustic writing along the lines of Annie Proulx, but even better. Great plot. Flawless. Read full review

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User Review  - Sandra Tappenden - Goodreads

Surprised myself by actually loving this book. It`sa slippery ride, but well worth it. How Pierre has made Vernon Little remotely likeable is beyond me, but he was/is. A kind of cypher, but also very ... 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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