Absolutely stunning literature I just finished my rollercoaster ride through 277 pages of absolutely incredible writing. The novel is Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre. Here's what the back of the book says: One of my teachers actually hounded me down to give me the book. He told me that I had one week to read it and return it to him; any longer, and I wasn't paying the book the proper attention it deserved. It's been since last friday that I've had it, and I've been reading it non-stop. I finished it about 20 minutes before starting writing this post. Took me so long to get here because I was having problems with my net connection. Not the point though. Basically, I'm telling anyone out there to pick up this book. It might be a little bit tougher on someone who's only starting their teenage years, but I'd say anyone around 16 or older will get the core of this book. It'll take you an up and down journey through all the possible emotions you could imagine, and won't leave you regretting having picked it up for an instant. And it really is extremely well written. There's a very clear evolution in the main character/narrator's persona, one that is distinguishably evident as the story progresses. The type of language used varies from something resembling a redneck drivel to an extremely concise and thought-out process near the end of the book. I really find it to be an incredible and breath-taking story. And this is from someone who hasn't read a book in nearly 7 months for sheer lack of time. I've been reading it non-stop, in whatever crak of available time I've had since last Friday. I finished it roughly 20 minutes before starting to write up this post (it's 8 in the morning here). I believe that I can say that it's such a well-written piece of litterature that it will cater to anyone's reading tastes and abilities, ranging from our resident TDL editor Anyee to the 1337357 of leetanese speakers out there. Anyone about 16 years of age or older should be able to understand it without much of a problem, although people who don't speak English as a first language might not get some of the twists of language (paradigms = powerdimes, for example). I do believe that older people might like it more for the lessons learnt by the main character that reflect life so adequately, whereas the younger readers will probably like it for how well it reflects some of the complications of growing up. Either way, pick it up. It's definitely worth your time if you consider yourself somewhat of a serious reader. Here's one of my favorite quotes from the book: For some more info on the book, check out what Amazon has to say. Now, is there anyone out there who's already read it and has any comments about the book, good or bad? I'd really be interested in hearing what anyone else thinks of it.