Skippy Dies

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What to expect

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Paul Murray’s hilarious book, Skippy Dies. Read by the actor Patrick Moy.

‘Skippy and Ruprecht are having a doughnut-eating race one evening when Skippy turns purple and falls off his chair . . .’

And so begins this 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.

‘Noisy, hilarious, tragic, endlessly inventive, plain brilliant. A carnival of a novelThe Times

Critics Review

  • Marvellous, witty, heartbreaking, intensely moving, excellent. The writing is second to none, the banter brilliant. Crazy, but beautiful

    Daily Telegraph
  • Hilarious, heartbreaking, totally engrossing. A triumph

    Metro
  • Savagely funny, brimful of wit, energy, poetry and vision, unflaggingly entertaining. A triumph

    The Sunday Times
  • One of the most enjoyable, funny and moving reads of this year. A rare tragicomedy that’s both genuinely tragic and genuinely comic

    Guardian

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