Vernon God Little

  • by D.B.C. Pierre
  • Narrated by Nick Landrum
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2003
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 hole-in-the-wall town is blanketed under a media siege, and Vernon finds himself blamed for the killing. Eulalio Ledesma is his particular nemesis, manipulating things so that Vernon becomes the fulcrum for the bizarre and vengeful impulses of the townspeople of Martirio. After a truly surrealistic set of events, Vernon finds himself heading for a fateful assignation in Mexico with the delectable Taylor Figueros...


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Customer Reviews

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Blackly Funny

A sad day caused by a sad and confused teenager begins this sequence of bad ideas followed by bad decisions. Vernon Little lives in a world full of awful people. His unfortunate circumstances, and the ignorant people that surround him lead him through a litany of mistakes, digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself until he finds himself on death row. I loved the very dark humour of this book, and the narration perfectly paints a picture of these unlikeable characters, in contrast with the unfortunate Vernon, who you root for, seemingly without much hope, as he really doesn't help himself. You have to hope that the representation here of the flaws in the criminal justice system in this southern American town is based on fiction, but you are left wondering...
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- Sara

Very disapointing book.

If this book had not been a book club book I would have not finished this title, it was very disappointing and would have got a lower rating had certain aspects not improved as the book went along. I have no problem with bad Language in a book however until Vernon had his spell in prison and the writing style changed I felt the language was just there for the sake of it and did not add anything to the story and plot. My overall rating was improved because of that improvement and there were some good bits of the book. The Norator however was fantastic and read the book very well, he brought out the characters personalities really well and I felt that his performance deserved a higher rating for the over all reading experience also. This is one book I probably would not recommend and as I stated at the beginning of my review had it not been for a book discussion I will be attending on it, I highly doubt I would have even finished.
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- ian mcnamara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-01-2011
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks