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Literary Oufits, v. 2: Skippy Dies by Paul Murray    v. 1: Smut by Alan Bennett
What do you mean you haven’t read Skippy Dies yet? And here I am wearing sweaters to honor it.
Lately, I have encountered far too many people who have not read this novel, which, I would happily argue, is the best book published in the last decade—not to mention being beautifully designed by Leanne Shapton. 
Do something nice for yourself and read it! Your bookshelves will thank you, too.
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Skippy Dies by Paul MurrayFaber & Faber, August 2010ISBN: 9780865479432. 661 pgs. 

This made my day. Week, even.

booksmatter:

Literary Oufits, v. 2: Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
    v. 1: Smut by Alan Bennett

What do you mean you haven’t read Skippy Dies yet? And here I am wearing sweaters to honor it.

Lately, I have encountered far too many people who have not read this novel, which, I would happily argue, is the best book published in the last decade—not to mention being beautifully designed by Leanne Shapton

Do something nice for yourself and read it! Your bookshelves will thank you, too.

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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Faber & Faber, August 2010
ISBN: 9780865479432. 661 pgs. 

This made my day. Week, even.

The machinery of finance remains quite mysterious, I suppose, because it’s so boring. That’s how the world got into the state it’s in, because no one really paid any attention to what the bankers were doing, because it was so soulless and empty and boring, and just undesirable in novelistic or dramatic terms.