Vernon God Little

Pierre, D. B. C.

Book - 2003
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Vernon God Little
In the town jail of Martirio, Texas--under the terrifying care of the dynastic Gurie family, and wearing only his New Jack trainers and underpants--15-year-old Vernon Little is in trouble. His friend, the mysterious Jesus, has just blown away 16 of his classmates before turning the gun on himself.

Publisher: New York : Canongate, 2003
ISBN: 1841954608
Branch Call Number: FICTION PIERRE
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,22 cm


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Vital, riotously funny and energetic, Pierre puts lust for vengeance, materialism and trial by media squarely in the dock. The main character emerges as the lovable upholder of love, truth and homespun wisdom in a world gone mad.

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Jan 07, 2012
  • thelung2020 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this book was VERY funny and a page turner as well. I thought the dialouge between the characters was great, and the plotline was superb! Vernon God Little is one of the best books of 2003 by far. I would highly recommend it to anybody looking for a great book to read. Also, its fairly short, and it reads fast, so you can probably finish in a fairly fast timeframe. Check it out at your local public library today!

May 18, 2010
  • SusannahElf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It does play into our current fascination with school shootings and mass killings, but what I really appreciated was the subtle growth and maturing process of the narrator. At the novel's beginning, he is crass, self-centred and judgemental, an average unhappy teenager with below average status. The persecution he endures throughout the book somehow brings him out of himself and draws him toward compassion and gentleness. Really well written and compelling.

Jan 19, 2010
  • PugMama rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent read. Good insights and comic relief. Enjoyed the uniqueness of Pierre's voice.


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