Friday, February 3, 2023

Shelf Control: Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray

Shelf Control is a feature where bloggers pick an unread book from our shelves and talk  about it a little. It's supposed to be a Wednesday thing but I have French Movie Mercredi on Wednesdays already, so. Shelf Control is hosted at

 Today's selection is Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray.

Skippy Dies was a big deal book when it came out, a Booker-longlisted story set in a Dublin boarding school. I had it in galley but never got around to it. I saw author Paul Murray do a reading in Brookline which was pretty memorable due to a confrontation with a fan of the book who was incredibly obsequious while taking issue with the way the adolescent Irish boys were depicted. So my curiosity was piqued but apparently not enough to actually get around to reading it.

How and when I got it:

I picked it up at the bookstore in town where I am an off-and-on volunteer.

Why I Want to Read It

It's set in Ireland. It's Irish. It's about Irish people. Also I love Ireland. So much it hurts. So there.

1 comment:

Harvee said...

Good for you to get this book. Hope you enjoy it.