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Skippy Dies

Skippy Dies - Paul Murray Skippy Dies is an extremely enjoyable read. After the title character experiences a mysterious death in the opening sequence, we are thrust backwards in time to the complex tapestry of events leading up to his final moments.Entwined with the story of Skippy are those of his classmates and friends, teachers, enemies, and other peers whose lives encompass the mini-universe of Seabrook, a Catholic school for boys in Ireland. We're given access to the inner-workings of a polyphony of characters and in result develop sympathies for even the most villainous of characters. At once realistic while imbued with a certain quality of magic, this is definitely one of my favorite reads this year.Suspenseful to the end with momentum that just keeps rising... good luck putting it down after about 400 pages in!