Talk:Vernon God Little
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WHile I agree this really isn't a stub, there's quite a lot that could be added:
- I think I saw the author interviewed on TV, and he said a bunch of stuff about the writing of the novel. Damned if I can remember any of it ;)
- wasn't there controversy (in the US, at least) about the "tastefullness" of the subject? It's probably banned somewhere...
I suppose I should read it, too -- Finlay McWalter 12:24, 31 Dec 2003 (UTC) Two weeks after he won the Booker prize in 2003, DBC Pierre is interviewed by Dave Weich at http://www.powells.com/authors/pierre.html Talks like a character out of the Simpsons or South Park?! Not at all. And Jesus as VGL's "gay friend"? I think this is dubious. Maybe his "sexually abused friend". Oh dear.
Should the issue of the debate as to whether Vernon lives or dies at the end by discussed in more detail? I am not well enough informed on both sides of the argument to contribute to the article, but is there someone who perhaps would be able to do so? 220.127.116.11 19:54, 2 February 2007 (UTC)Cian18.104.22.168 19:54, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Vernon does live at the end, he starts a new life with Ella Bouchard. I don't know why it says there is a debate over this when he clearly lives at the end of the novel. ZDay 18:30, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. That Vernon lives is clear and un-ambiguous. I'm surpised there is a debate. Dgen 04:10, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
under Themes and Style: I deleted the words "trailer park residents" from the first sentence because in fact the book makes not a single reference to trailer park residents. Vernon describes his "house" as a "peeling wood dwelling in a street of peeling wood dwellings" (Faber, hardcover, p. 19). None of the other characters in the book is identified as living in a "trailer park" either. However, eliminating these words from the article leaves the first sentence of this section as starting with, "This book satirizes the media." Really, I believe the book satirizes several things including the suburban lifestyle, the media, and the US criminal justice system. But is this not over-editorializing, for a Wikipedia article? The question of exactly what is being satirized, is a question of interpretation. I believe the whole first sentence of this section should be deleted, leaving only the citation from the Booker Prize judges. I will go ahead and delete the sentence in a couple of days unless there is a response otherwise. Mango.mcp (talk) 17:15, 9 July 2010 (UTC) Mango.mcp (talk) 01:27, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
There were plenty of positive reviews, yet we only list a negative one, which comes from a critic who has well publicized prejudice against all things vulgar? This book won the MAN Booker for feck's sake, we can do better than this. And I will, when I get some time, someone else feel free in the meantime though. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:24, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
There are several bracketed numbers in the text which are not links. They may or may not all refer to the sources currently so numbered.