|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Vernon God Little

A book by DBC Pierre

< read all 3 reviews

A Quick Tip by asazephyr

  • Sep 30, 2010
  • by
honest, raw literature ... great insight to human interaction
Share  
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Was this helpful?
0
Post a Comment
More Vernon God Little reviews
review by . May 08, 2013
An animated novel that offers base insights to sleazy human actions.
Vernon God Little is a dissecting and vitriolic literary overview of the modern American culture and its media obsessed thirst for celebrity, looks, and fame (both good and bad). Though, to some extent the novel is minutely inflated, DBC Pierre, the pseudonym for Peter Finlay, it does indeed touch a nerve that internally says, "Finlay's not too far off the mark."      Vernon God Little takes place on school grounds, and when sixteen kids are murdered in a rage killing, …
review by . January 09, 2008
Vernon God Little is a dissecting and vitriolic literary overview of the modern American culture and its media obsessed thirst for celebrity, looks, and fame (both good and bad). Though, to some extent the novel is minutely inflated, DBC Pierre, the pseudonym for Peter Finlay, it does indeed touch a nerve that internally says, "Finlay's not too far off the mark."     Vernon God Little takes place on school grounds, and when sixteen kids are murdered in a rage killing, Vernon …
About the reviewer
angela ()
Ranked #1550
Member Since: Jul 14, 2010
Last Login: Mar 6, 2011 03:34 AM UTC
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
asazephyr
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this book

Wiki

The surprise winner of the 2003 Man Booker Prize, DBC Pierre's debut novel,Vernon God Little, makes few apologies in its darkly comedic portrait of Martirio, Texas, a town reeling in the aftermath of a horrific school shooting. Fifteen-year-old Vernon Little narrates the first-person story with a cynical twang and a four-letter barb for each of his diet-obsessed townsfolk. His mother, endlessly awaiting the delivery of a new refrigerator, seems to exist only to twist an emotional knife in his back; her friend, Palmyra, structures her life around the next meal at the Bar-B-Chew Barn; officer Vaine Gurie has Vernon convicted of the crime before she's begun the investigation; reporter Eulalio Ledesma hovers between a comforting father-figure and a sadistic Bond villain; and Jesus, his best friend in the world, is dead--a victim of the killings. As his life explodes before him, Vernon flees his home in pursuit of a tropical fantasy: a cabin on a beach in Mexico he once saw in the movieAgainst All Odds. But the police--and TV crews--are in hot pursuit.

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 ...

view wiki

Tags

Details

ISBN-10: 0156029987
ISBN-13: 978-0156029988
Author: DBC Pierre
Publisher: Mariner Books

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists