Thursday, January 05, 2006

2. “Vernon God Little” ~ DBC Pierre


You will either laugh out loud or want to blind yourself via a sunscreen bath.

Vernon God Little is the first novel by DBC Pierre, a fake name that covers for an Australian who writes a book about a small southern Texas town. To give him the benefit of the doubt, he did live in Mexico and Texas. However, this book is a political and cultural satire of the American judicial system and social culture.

Vernon Little's best friend Jesus killed several classmates in a Columbine-type massacre. Ha ha, right? If you keep an open mind, following Vernon's diatribe on the town and its occupants, it can be humorous.

Personally, it took force-reading to get me through the first 30 pages. But it did pay off as Vernon's character develops.

3.0 out of 5.0 Rearbusters.

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