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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray.. The death of Skippy, presaged in the title, is hardly the works. It happens up front, after all. But you will come to adore this chappy little Britster, even as you bust a gut trying to keep up with his antics.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Hilarious, haunting, and heartbreaking, it is inarguably among the most memorable novels of the year to date."

Booklist

"If killing your protagonist with more than 600 pages to go sounds audacious, it's nothing compared with the literary feats Murray pulls off in this hilarious, moving and wise book."

Washington Post Book World

Author bio: Paul Murray was born in 1975. He studied English literature at Trinity College in Dublin and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His first novel, An Evening of Long Goodbyes, was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize in 2003 and was nominated for the Kerry Irish Fiction Award. More information can be found here: http://www.bookbrowse.com/biographies/index.cfm/author_number/1929/Paul-Murray

Book Details: General Fiction; (678 pp. Hilarious, affecting: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.faber.co.uk/

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