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Vernon God Little is a daring novel and demands a patient reader, not because it is challenging to read--Pierre's prose flows effortlessly, only occasionally slipping from the unmistakable voice of his hero--but because the book skates so precariously between the almost taboo subject of school violence and the literary gamesmanship of postmodern fiction. Yet, as the novel unfolds, Pierre's parodic version of American culture never crosses the line into caricature, even when it climaxes in a death-row reality TV show. And Vernon, whose cynicism and smart-ass "learnings" give way to a poignant curiosity about the meaning of life, becomes a fully human, profoundly sympathetic character. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Not a book to escape from it all. It is quite horrific reading how vernon is treated throughout the novel.
The prose can be difficult. Read more
Very timely book. It gives the other side of how lives can be destroyed by such a horrific act of violence.Published 1 month ago by Dana Rushing
To be honest, I didn't finish the book. It just didn't hold my interest. If a book doesn't entice me in the first chapter, I'm out. This book failed.Published 1 month ago by Babsew
DBC Pierre was born in South Australia in 1961, before moving to Mexico - where he was largely raised. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Craobh Rua
I recently re read this and had forgotten how well written this book is. A great expose of american modern society's self absorption. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Luciana Rossi
I started reading this book but could not find my way into it and I gave up.So I cannot give a review of this bookPublished 3 months ago by Satya Maharaj
I bought the novel after seeing the writer at The Hay Festival in Kells. Winner of the Booker Prize I didn't have huge expectations as I rarely enjoy the Booker novels. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Veron
I read this book in high school and finally got around to buying it. I ordered this one but when it came , it was written like a play. It was not the actual book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David
After reading this "comical" book I'm still looking for the funnies. It makes me very skeptical about reading another Booker Prize winners. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MEZZA