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Skippy Dies

by Paul Murray
£8.99   paperback  Penguin Books Ltd (2011)

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray 'Skippy and Ruprecht are having a doughnut-eating race one evening when Skippy turns purple and falls off his ...'
And so begins Skippy Dies - an epic, tragic, comic, brilliant novel set in and around Dublin's Seabrook College for Boys.
Principally concerning the lives, loves, mistakes and triumphs of overweight maths-whiz Ruprecht Van Doren and his roommate Daniel 'Skippy' Juster, it features a frisbee-throwing siren called Lori, the joys (and horrors) of first love, the use and blatant misuse of prescription drugs, Carl (the official school psychopath), various attempts to unravel string theory... while at the same time exploring the very deepest mysteries of the human heart.

ISBN 13: 9780141009957 | ISBN 10: 0141009950

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