Vernon God Little
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In 'Vernon God Little', the added text suggests that the book's author was able to identify and express truths about the nature of contemporary culture that had eluded others.
Vernon God Little lives in a town called 'Martirio' (Martyrdom in Spanish) and his experiences offer a satirical critique of disposable culture, reality tv, lies, blackmail, naivete and the injustice rife in state systems of control.
The Writing series is at once modest in ambition, requiring no additional resources for its execution, but at the same time, many thousands of public art texts came into circulation during the project period.
In fact, sufficent copies of the texts were distributed to qualify the project for the best-seller lists had it not been a freely distributed work of public art.
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