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Paul Murray (1) (1975–)

Autor(a) de Skippy Dies

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5+ Works 3,473 Membros 176 Críticas 6 Favorited

Obras por Paul Murray

Skippy Dies (2010) 2,237 exemplares
The Bee Sting (2023) 662 exemplares
An Evening of Long Goodbyes (2003) 350 exemplares
The Mark and the Void (2015) 220 exemplares

Associated Works

Granta 82: Life's Like That (2003) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1975
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Ireland
Local de nascimento
Dublin, Ireland
Locais de residência
Barcelona, Spanien
Dublin, Ireland
Educação
Trinity College, Dublin
University of East Anglia
Ocupações
diplomat

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Críticas

This was a unique story but one that sucked me in pretty quickly. It's set in a modern-day boys boarding school in Dublin and involves young love, time travel, and death. Weird yes, but fantastically written. I highly recommend it.
 
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gonzocc | 124 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
I really liked the first part of this book, about an Irish family who seems to be falling apart. however, it was quite a long book, and they had lost me by the last 50 pages; and I am not sure I know what happened.

I most enjoyed the sections from the daughter, Cass. Dickie was annoying and I never did understand why anyone put up with him.
½
 
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banjo123 | 29 outras críticas | Mar 16, 2024 |
Am amazing and at the same time, terrible, book.

Almost everyone in the book is capable of terrible things. If you think the adolescents are confused about love because they are young and going through puberty, wait until you see what the teachers and priests do.
There are some very funny parts in this book, and other parts that may make you want to throw up…. Sometimes they are the same parts.

The author made me feel sympathy for the devil . I think, in our current inflexible and judgmental society, someone who is good at reminding us that people are human and capable of both the depths of depravity and of acts of shining goodness is a valuable thing.… (mais)
1 vote
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cspiwak | 124 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Well, it ain't no 'Skippy Dies'. That old classic. A family story, going off the rails. But I was speeding through it like an accelerating train. It was an okay book for me! Not great, not bad.I see others comparing this to Franzen, which not only have I never read, but I'm not really inclined to read any Franzen, so this one might not have even been for this particular reader, no matter how much this is also Paul Murray. Possibly Franzen inspired satire? or is Franzen earnest? Not sure how much his writing is satire... I think either way, this was a little too long to get there. I'm a little surprised it was up for at least two awards? A fun note: The character of Ms. Ogle was reminding me of a Roald Dahl character, and then further on, Murray has a line about "That was unbelievable -- like a character in a Roald Dahl book", which makes me think some of his stuff is very much inspired by Roald Dahl, if he will mention it himself!
*Book #148/340 I have read of the shortlisted Morning News Tournament of Books
… (mais)
½
 
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booklove2 | 29 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |

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5
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Membros
3,473
Popularidade
#7,324
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
176
ISBN
133
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
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