Vernon God Little

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Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, Aug 7, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Hailed by the critics and lauded by readers for its riotously funny and scathing portrayal of America in an age of trial by media, materialism, and violence, Vernon God Little was an international sensation when it was first published in 2003 and awarded the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

The memorable portrait of America is seen through the eyes of a wry, young, protagonist. Fifteen-year-old Vernon narrates the story with a cynical twang and a four-letter barb for each of his townsfolk, a medley of characters. With a plot involving a school shooting and death-row reality TV shows, Pierre’s effortless prose and dialogue combine to form a novel of postmodern gamesmanship.

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

I honesty cannot see how "Vernon God Little" won the Man Booker Prize (or the Whitbread Best First Novel Award or the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for Comic Writing for that matter). It's not ... Read full review

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User Review  - jkdavies - LibraryThing

interesting, but ultimately not all that satisfying... kept me entertained, and enjoyed the media circus around the whole justice thing, but didn't find any of the characters engaging enough to care about the outcome... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

DBC Pierre is also the author of Lights Out in Wonderland and Ludmilla’s Broken English.

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