Skippy Dies, By Paul Murray

I’m still recovering from my reading of this wonderful novel on my Kindle over the last week.  It’s been reviewed all over so I won’t bore anyone with my own summary, but I do have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Characterizations so clear I feel like I met them in real life, lyrical and amazing phrasing, and so many intertwining plots I simply did not want it to end.

“Rather than a universe of neatly reciprocating pairs, love and love-returned fluttering through space nicely and symmetrically like so many pairs of butterfly wings, instead we get chains of yearning, which sprawl and meander and culminate in an infinite number of dead ends.  Our universe is actually built out of loneliness.

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