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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
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Mar 08, 11

bookshelves: 2011
Recommended to Monica by: Morning News Tournament of Books
Read from February 13 to March 08, 2011

I felt guilty picking up this tome instead of Infinite Jest this winter, especially because Skippy Dies has more than a little bit in common with DFWs monster. I only managed to get through the first 100 pages of Infinite Jest in January. I finished Skippy Dies. Which is something.

So, you may like this book if you enjoy boarding school stories (check), coming-of-age novels (check), pitch dark humor (yup), and outlandishly colorful sex talk from Irish adolescents (sure, why not). You must also enjoy the self-satisfaction of pushing through 650 pages of tense changes and constant deviation. This was ultimately very charming and memorable stuff.
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