Skippy Dies, Paul Murray

is isbn: 9780241144978 and for its sins was part of the booker 2010 longlist (my blog).  Before that discourages* you i would add that i have had this book on reserve prior to the list of doom picked it up.

British version grange hill.

Set in Ireland in a private school and is a bit like Grange Hill with fat / drugs and rugby.   At 650 pages the book wanders about in perspective and makes a few observations.

1/5 bananas – lost and long