Caught My Eye

The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and Undeservedly Obscure by John Mitchinson and John Lloyd.  Saw this at a local Barbara’s Bookstore.   Publisher’s Weekly says:

The authors’ aim with these capsule sketches is to provide material about their subjects that “their official biographers would have unquestionably left out.” This means sex, of course, but also includes mental illness, hearsay, and just plain bad taste.


I saw Skippy Dies by Paul Murray on The Book Lady’s Blog.  I have seen this book EVERYWHERE, but was intimidated by its size despite all the buzz.  Described as both humorous and tender, it is a coming of age story set at a Catholic boarding school.  Bring on the 600+ pages.

This entry was posted in Caught My Eye, Peaked My Interest, Randomness. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Caught My Eye

  1. I really liked Skippy Dies – and, honestly, it didn’t feel like a page over 550!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s