Skippy Dies was read as a group read on the Dutch forum Ezzulia.nl. I don't think we've ever read a book that caused so much different opinions and discussion. Needless to say, I was very curious to Paul Murray's first book An Evening of Long Goodbyes.
Well, it certainly isn't your standard novel. As in Skippy Dies, it feels sometimes as if nothing really happens (though actually in this book, quite a lot happens, but it feels never hasted). Combine this with a fantastic sense of (ironic) humour, and I've to admit that I really liked this one. It's no Skippy, but it's definitely worth a read!