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What actually happened that fateful day is barely mentioned for much of the book; unfortunately, it’s not because of the sheer, overwhelming horror of it. Dhc 20, Lauren rated it liked it Shelves: Which is why I’m so tempted to bump it up a star.

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But you gotta shift the power-dime in your favor. And all his mother can do is eat the Barn’s Chik’n’Mix and pray for a side-by-side fridge special edition, almond shade. Black comedySatire.

Rwanda to spend over Rwf8bn on greenhouses, hydroponics. Pierre, positioning himself as a nasty, sarcastic, piwrre of angst, yet attracting your sympathy, teenage boy. If you are deeply offended by the 7 dbv you can’t say on television, stay away from this one.

An axe murderer turned popular preacher helps Vernon figure out his feelings towards Mom, advises him to watch animal and human behavior and to realize Vernon is God.

Theodore Dalrymple wrote that the novel “was a work of unutterably tedious nastiness and vulgarity” that “manifested itself even in its first sentence, and grew worse as the first paragraph progressed”; Dalrymple described the author as “a man with no discernible literary talent whose vulgarity of mind was deep and thoroughgoing”.


In order to even get that far, of course, you have to ignore the central implausibility of the book: Fear of appearing elitist in this country is now greater than any desire to preserve civilisation. Jesus is killing YOUR kids.

Retrieved 22 October He cooperates with Deputy Vain Gurie, because he had been running an errand for a teacher, Mr. My massacre is my pain. View all 5 comments.

First thing you need to understand here is that Vernon God Little left me pretty raw. This book is full of some really funny shit, ya know?

But Vernon God Little is more failure ddbc success. Like the best satires, it makes you feel faintly guilty for laughing, which intensifies the pleasure of reading. Anyway, now coming up to the book I really loved it: Its depiction of innocence and simple humanity all seasoned with a dash of dysfunctional profanity db an evil Named as one of the Best Things in the World by GQ magazine inthe riotous adventures of Vernon Gregory Little in small town Texas and beachfront Mexico mark one of the most spectacular, irreverent and bizarre debuts of the twenty-first century so far.

Unexpectedly, the f-word vanished in the last one-third part of the novel so I wrong, because I assumed that the population of f-word in this novel is homogenous. A work relevant to current trends in media and material culture as well as a self-aware twist on the scapegoat archetype. The novel relies on the reader’s believing that “Beavis and Butt-Head” is a more accurate portrayal of American life than “King of the Hill.

Vernon God Little

Morph rated it it was amazing Shelves: On the other hand, Pierre could write Proulx into the ground: Dec 25, Evan rated it it was ok. Much of this perhaps is meant to pass as comedy; it doesn’t. I thought the last few chapters were great, mostly because “Pierre” abandoned all pretense of plausibility and just let his imagination go nuts.


He was shocked to see the first American edition of the book that I posses, he said that was very rare, and now I have that copy author signed as well: He is betrayed and martyred.

But from my point of view I was just in the wrong place at the wrong fucken time. This one got thrown at the wall in a short space of time.

Vernon himself is a brilliant comic creation: Jul 06, Matt Harris rated it really liked it Recommends it for: His story is a pretty miserable one. But I will vrnon anyway.

Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre

Cant’ find the page, but something like “The sky was like a bunch of lint balls on a soggy graham cracker. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And you think I like taking the hard pain meds?

Fifteen-year-old Vernon Gregory Little, the narrator, is suspected to be the gunman in a high school shootout that killed 16 of his classmates, and which he was unwilling witness to.

Despite it being a quick read and booker winner too – made me wonder about the rest of the books that year and in the satire genre, this is not a book I really enjoyed. Private enterprise, in the form of the Barn and an exploitative TV reporter, comes in for a fair few swipes in Vernon God Little. I even like Will Farrell movies.