RE: RARA-AVIS: Vernon God Little: Robison

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 30 Jan 2004

The Man Booker is roughly analogous in the UK to the National Book Award in the US.

Everything about DBC Pierre and his novel seem pretty adorable; I may get to it. Thanks for the tip.

-----Original Message----- From: Michael Robison 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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