Books by Paul Murray

THE MARK AND THE VOID by Paul Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Murray manages the trick of being thoughtful and entertaining. His creative energy sends the book in many directions, making it a little loose and lumpy, but the same may be said of Dickens, with whom real Paul also shares wit, sympathy, and a purposeful sense of mischief."
A darkly comic, lightly metafictional tale about a banker seeking love and a novelist seeking wealth amid the fallout from the financial boom and bust in Ireland. Read full book review >
SKIPPY DIES by Paul Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Long and impossibly involved, but also beautifully written, with much truth and not a wasted word. A superb imagining of a strange world—that of pimply-faced kids, that is. Alternate universes, too."
If Harry Potter lived in an alternate Ireland, had no real magical powers but talked a good game, and fell all over himself every time he saw a girl, he might well belong in this splendid, sardonic magnum opus. Read full book review >
AN EVENING OF LONG GOODBYES by Paul Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Riotously funny from the start, the sharp edge of the author's satire turns this tale into something very different from comedy by the end and reveals Murray as a master of narrative sleight of hand."
A deft, funny, and ultimately quite moving debut about the strenuous and determined efforts of a young Irish aristocrat to evade all contact with the real world. Read full book review >