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Vernon God Little - D.B.C. Pierre
Vernon God Little
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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,... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156029988 (0156029987)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it
0.0 DBC Pierre - Vernon God Little
I honestly don’t know what the judges were thinking awarding the Booker Prize in 2003 to Vernon God Little. Not that it is not occasionally mildly entertaining but it has a gimmicky one-trick pony stamped all over it. And that trick is not all that to be fair.The subject matter is serious – high sch...
sashangrr
sashangrr rated it
I wanted to like this book but abandoned it half way. That's over 100 pages in. It just couldn't hold my attention, which is odd because I've been captivated by books with a less remarkable premise than this. I couldn't relate to the teenage protagonist and his quips, one line smart responses. Yeah ...
A PhD in Fantasy
A PhD in Fantasy rated it
3.0 Vernon God Little
Un petit livre amusant, satirique et caricatural mais assez faible au niveau de la cohérence ou du réalisme (des scènes ou des personnages...)Je comprends juste pas le prix Booker (2003). Ça doit être de l'humour british pour se moquer des Américains!
SJane
SJane rated it
Vulgar and irreverent and hilarious. Aside from how funny it was, I thought the plotting was very well done. Plenty of fat people jokes. The last 50 pages or so really had me anxious to see what would happen. And just when it seemed clear what would happen, boom, it changed. Good characters, funny s...
Bookivorous
Bookivorous rated it
3.0 Vernon God Little
I'm going to file this one alongside 'The Kite Runner' and 'The Line of Beauty'. It's just unusual enough to satisfy the literary establishment that it's OK to like it, but also pulpy enough in its plot and prose to make it accessible to the rest of us.So VGL, like those two mentioned above and, no ...
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