Vernon God Little is a wild ride. Only pages in to the 2003 Man Booker winner, all I could do was hold on for dear life.
Vernon Little is taken for questioning after his best friend massacres his high school class mates. When his alibis go missing and a fame-hungry cameraman decides to broadcast his own take on the school shooting, Vernon finds himself in a battle for the truth with fatal consequences.
This self-confident comedy escalates into a horrifying social critique at breakneck speed. At its heart, Vernon is a monumental narrator. His choice of swear words and way of viewing the world are unforgettable. Every line leaves skid marks on your conscience.
I love how this book validates so many relatable experiences, especially unspeakable truths about family. This read is absorbing and intimate. It made me feel understood.
Vernon God Little is unexpectedly poetic and always profound. Do yourself a favour and take the trip.