vernon god little review

To say that Michiko Kakutani hated Vernon God Little would be to put it mildly:

While British critics enthusiastically compared “Vernon” to classics like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Catcher in the Rye,” the book actually reads more like Beavis and Butt-head trying to do Nathanael West. It has moments of genuine horror and pathos, but for the most part it is a lumbering, mannered performance, a vigorous but unimaginative compendium of every clich