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 novel' The Times
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If you love to be entertained, then undoubtedly this is the book for you. Taking the reader on a journey through a boys secondary school in Dublin, and showing how everyday occurrences can take on a significance for an individual that mean nothing to a third party, this book makes you cheer for the underdog whilst never expecting a happy ending. This is a book that makes a reader feel intelligent, not because some of the subject matter is extremely highbrow, but because it makes the subject accessible. Who would have thought that string theory might actually thread itself into a great story. No matter, this is a fantastic book, and I LOVED it. Good man Paul!