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Title: Bad Actors. "Vernon God Little" by D.B.C. Pierre. [review]
Authors: Ley, James
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
James Ley
Huckleberry Finn
John Kennedy Toole
A Confederacy of Dunces
high school shooting massacre
Mexican Jesus
cinematic film
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Ley, James 2003. Bad Actors. Review of "Vernon God Little" by D.B.C. Pierre. 'Australian Book Review', No 257, December, 50-51.
Series/Report no.: No 257
Abstract: "Vernon God Little" is a black comedy and a vicious satire on the cruelty and narcissism of American society. Most of the action takes place in the town of Martirio, Texas, a small pocket of affluence ringed by decaying suburbs and populated by a collection of grotesques of varying degrees of unpleasantness. This novel is, in the end, morally ambiguous. When it concludes, the question of whether Vernon has succeeded or capitulated is left unresolved. Most likely, it is unresolvable. But that’s the Human Condition for you. Watch out for that fucker.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/853
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 257 - December, 2003 / January, 2004

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