RARA-AVIS: Vernon God Little

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Jan 2004

I just finished this. It got some posts on another list that spiked my curiousity so I gave it a shot. Very rare for me to buy a new hardcover, but Amazon had it at about seven bucks off cover if I recall correctly.

It's sort of a Holden-Caulfield-at-Columbine-High novel, about a cynical high school boy taking heat for a high school massacre. It's funny, not necessarily
"scabrously" so, as the front cover blurb states. It's heavy into satire, which I can pretty much take or leave nowadays. My feeling is that satirizing society is about as hard as shooting fish in a barrel.
 Nevertheless it was still cute.

The book got some kind of strange award that I've never heard of called the Man Booker Prize for 2003.


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