It wasn't until after I finished this book that I realized it was written by the author of An Evening of Long Goodbyes, a book I read years ago. I loved that book so much that I spent two years checking frequently to see if Murray had written anything else yet. Eventually I stopped looking, but I never forgot that book. Now that I have found another one of Paul Murray's books, I worry that I will have to wait another five years for his next one. Skippy Dies is a strange and wonderful book, and I hope the attention it received led people to Murray's earlier book as well. I listened to this book, and the audio version is well done too.