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Skippy Dies de Paul Murray
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Skippy Dies (2010 original; edició 2010)

de Paul Murray (Autor)

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Why does Skippy, a student at Dublin's venerable Seabrook College, end up dead on the floor of the local doughnut shop? Could it have something to do with his friend Ruprecht Van Doren, who is determined to open a portal into a parallel universe using ten-dimensional string theory? Or Carl, the teenage drug dealer who is Skippy's rival in love?… (més)
Membre:mvictoria
Títol:Skippy Dies
Autors:Paul Murray (Autor)
Informació:Faber & Faber (2010), Edition: Fifth Printing, 661 pages
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Skippy Dies de Paul Murray (2010)

  1. 20
    Prep de Curtis Sittenfeld (eenerd)
  2. 10
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post de Emily M. Danforth (Usuari anònim)
  3. 10
    Sóc la Charlotte Simmons de Tom Wolfe (eenerd)
  4. 00
    The Secret Place de Tana French (RidgewayGirl)
    RidgewayGirl: Both books deal with the death of a teenage boy and private boarding schools in Ireland.
  5. 00
    Ostrich Boys de Keith Gray (celerydog)
    celerydog: a YA equivalent, which packs a similar, visceral punch
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    La vacant imprevista de J. K. Rowling (kinsey_m)
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Anglès (104)  Alemany (2)  Neerlandès (2)  Francès (1)  Totes les llengües (109)
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This was a very easy and fun read, which is not to say that it's all fun and games. Although it is a vastly different book from Gaddis's JR, I couldn't help at times thinking of Gaddis's book, which also treats of a flailing teacher and a puckish kid (not that any one kid in Skippy Dies is a direct match for JR). Although it's not kid lit, it didn't strike me as an especially grown-up book either; that is, while it made me think back to being a teenager and confronting the attendant problems, the book's treatment of grown-up problems didn't resonate a great deal with my experience. Which is fine. I don't need it to have done so, necessarily, though perhaps a better book would have done so (or maybe the reader's at fault here). At any rate, I really enjoyed this one. I've heard that Murray's first novel wasn't nearly as good as this one, but I'll be eager to see what he comes up with next. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
This one was long and I struggled to get into the story and finish the book. It's a tale of young boys and men trying to find their way towards adulthood in the face of loss. The loss is largely in the form of, you guessed it, the death of Skippy, a young boy who dies in the course of the novel. I nearly put this book down permanently early on, as the portrayal of several of the characters and some of the scenes felt wrong and insensitive. Nevertheless, I kept reading, and while the book improved, I felt like it didn't quite improve enough. While some pieces of the end provided satisfaction, overall, I rather disliked this story and I'm glad to be on to a new book now. ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Oct 3, 2020 |
This sucked. Got about 10 pages in. Not worth it. ( )
  CurioCollective | Jun 25, 2020 |
my mom keeps giving me books about wayward irish teens (???) this is the first one i've liked! Its treatment of topical issues is obvious and heavy-handed but topical issues are usually treated thusly. A lot of characters are played to type, especially the girls, who are unusually dumb in this book, but I've been to an all-girls' Irish school and I can forgive the stereotyping.

Such an immensely readable book, I finished it in just a few days. ( )
  uncleflannery | May 16, 2020 |
A real page turner story of teenage school angst.full of laugh-out loud humour and pathos. ( )
  INeilC | Mar 22, 2020 |
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Six hundred sixty-one pages may seem like a lot to devote to a bunch of flatulence-obsessed kids, but that daunting length is part and parcel of the cause to which “Skippy Dies,” in the end, is most devoted. Teenagers, though they may not always act like it, are human beings, and their sadness and loneliness (and their triumphs, no matter how temporary) are as momentous as any adult’s. And novels about them — if they’re as smart and funny and touching as “Skippy Dies” — can be just as long as they like.
afegit per Shortride | editaThe New York Times, Dan Kois (Sep 5, 2010)
 
[T]his is an extremely ambitious and complex novel, filled with parallels, with sometimes recondite references to Irish folklore, with quantum physics, and with much more.
afegit per bell7 | editaBooklist, Michael Cart
 

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(I) Hopeland: These daydreams persisted like an alternate life ... [Robert Graves]
(II) Heartland: People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. [Albert Einstein]
(III) Ghostland: For where there are Irish there's memory undying, And when we forget, it is Ireland no more! [Rudyard Kipling]
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Skippy and Ruprecht are having a doughnut-eating race one evening when Skippy turns purple and falls off his chair.
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Life makes fools of us all sooner or later. But keep your sense of humour and you'll at least be able to take your humiliations with some measure of grace. In the end, you know, it's our own expectations that crush us. (S. 628)
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Skippy Dies, without any reference to subtitles or parts, refers to the complete work, which includes the three parts "Hopeland", "Heartland", and "Ghostland".  Please do not combine the complete work with any single-part edition.  For example, do not combine "Skippy Dies" or "Skippy Dies - Hopeland-Heartland-Ghostland" with "Skippy Dies - Hopeland" or with "Skippy Dies, Part 1".
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Why does Skippy, a student at Dublin's venerable Seabrook College, end up dead on the floor of the local doughnut shop? Could it have something to do with his friend Ruprecht Van Doren, who is determined to open a portal into a parallel universe using ten-dimensional string theory? Or Carl, the teenage drug dealer who is Skippy's rival in love?

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