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Get a new editor, Paul,
This review is from: Skippy Dies (Paperback)
Full of potential and missed opportunities, this is a book crying out for a rewrite. Keep the fantastic, funny teenage dialog between Skippy, Ruprecht and Mario. Keep the peculiar, sinister cast of teaching staff at the Dublin Seabrook College for Boys. Lose the tepid confused romance between two of the younger teachers. And for heavens sake lose half the words. No, two-thirds. The bones of the book - the story revolves around the doomed, tragic Skippy and the sinister, lost Carl - are promising. But this book meanders on interminably: I skipped huge chunks and still got bored.