Vernon God Little

a 21st century comedy in the presence of death

364 pages

English language

Published Jan. 6, 2004 by Isis.

OCLC Number:
156877268

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4 stars (10 reviews)

Teenager Vernon Gregory Little's life has been changed by the Columbine-style slaughter of a group of students at his high school. Soon his home town is blanketed under a media siege, and Vernon finds himself blamed for the killing. Vernon finds himself drawn into a series of increasingly bizarre circumstances and decides to take off for Mexico and a date, with the delectable Taylor Figueros.

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This novel, Vernon God Little, by DBC Pierre, is some of the wackiest, darkest comedy I've ever come across, not that I'm a humor expert, or anything. It satires life in a central Texan town, the media, and many types of human beings we all know. It's told in first person by Vernon Gregory Little, with his ever so interesting vocabulary and twang, and the reader gets to see him grow up while wrestling with a personal nightmare.


When Vernon's best friend, a depressed outcast in school, randomly shoots sixteen of his classmates and then turns the gun on himself, Vernon is left in the wrong place at the wrong time and is accused as being an accessory to these murders. There really is no case against Vernon, or so you'd think, in a town where people are reasonable and reasonably bright, but unfortunately, this town is filled with people …

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Subjects

  • School violence
  • Teenage boys
  • High school students
  • Revenge
  • Fiction
  • Massacres
  • Mass media
  • Large type books

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