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  - Eliz12 - LibraryThing

Everything about this book seemed forced and ridiculous to me. Sometimes I liked the main character, but mostly not. A poor "Catcher in the Rye" imitation. Not a book I would recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - goddamn_phony - LibraryThing

This guy was in the running for a five-star review and probably would have made it if not for the post-climactic ending, in which Pierre feels the inexplicable need to get everything all squared away ... 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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