Thursday, August 26, 2010

Skippy Dies (3-volume slipcased edition)

Paul Murray's Skippy Dies was released in the UK last February to some great reviews. It caught my eye because of the unconventional packaging-- similar to FSG's edition of Roberto Bolano's 2666, Skippy Dies was offered both as a large hardcover and as a 3-volume, slipcased paperback edition:

I'm happy to report that I'll be writing book reviews periodically for My first review was for Skippy Dies and can be read here.

Skippy Dies was longlisted for the Booker Prize earlier this month and very much deserves it. Not sure if it'll win, but I imagine it will certainly make it to the shortlist. The book will be released in the US in the same dual-format at the end of August.

Currently listening to:
Wilco, Summerteeth

Currently reading:
C. by Tom McCarthy


  1. can you share the isbn-number of your edition of Skippy Dies? thank you.

  2. Hi Winterlief-

    The ISBN of this edition of Skippy Dies is 9780241141823. It's the Hamish Hamilton UK 1st, if that helps. I know that US markets released a nearly identical 3-volume set if you're just looking for the design.

    Thanks for reading!

  3. thank you for your reaction! it was a bit too late though: I already bought another edition that turned out to be a 3-volume set as well. I loved the book - I thought it was funny and smart and I think I will remember Ruprecht for the rest of my life. he's just wonderful. your review kind of says it all though.