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Skippy Dies: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Poor Skippy

Paul Murray must have labored hard to write a 661 page novel. The story is intricate, colorful characters have been created, and a variety of things happen to them. In the beginning, the reader is filled with optimism that the story will turn out to be a good one- after...
Paul Murray must have labored hard to write a 661 page novel. The story is intricate, colorful characters have been created, and a variety of things happen to them. In the beginning, the reader is filled with optimism that the story will turn out to be a good one- after all, the author has filled up 661 pages! But it is not to be, as, in my opinion, the story takes turns that are simply not credible, written more for the shock value than any attempt to be real. The twists in the tale end up even more bizarrely, and, sad to say, knowing from the beginning that Skippy Dies, there is not much reason to keep reading. I give it four stars, though, because it is a work that includes some really good scenes, just not the sum of the parts.

posted by KenCady on September 24, 2010

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3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

IS IT GOOD???????

ok so everybodys talkin about how badly its priced..... iis it a good book or no?!?!?!?!

posted by Anonymous on January 19, 2011

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    I did not enjoy this book at all. I'm 21 years old so the concep

    I did not enjoy this book at all. I'm 21 years old so the concept of drugs and sex doesn't offend me at all..but this book just couldn't even keep my attention. I was very disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2011

    Absolutely the worst book I have read in a very long time!

    I too do not care how much a book costs when I go to reviews, or to review a book. This could have been free and still it s simply dreadful. The plot involves a bunch of dumb Brit kids, mastrubating and looking for a lay, using drugs, and then one dies, and I say, Who cares? Boring, meaningless, plotless, dribble. And, I might add, also free! I can read about this in the newspapers or watch TV or think back to my own youth. Yikes - what a waste of paper and ink.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2011

    $14.99???

    No way it's worth $14.99.. B & N get it together! iBooks is selling it for $9.99

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2011

    hated it...

    seriously

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

    Unacceptable pricing

    This price is ridiculously unacceptable and can jeoperdize the future of ebooks. I bet the author barely gets a dollar out of it!

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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