About this book
This wildly funny, poignant and moving novel about love, loss and the horrors of adolescence was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, brilliantly reviewed and is now in paperback. 'Marvellous, witty, heartbreaking, intensely moving, excellent. The writing is second to none, the banter brilliant. Crazy, but beautiful' "Daily Telegraph"
Ruprecht Van Doren is an overweight genius whose hobbies include very difficult maths and the Search of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Daniel 'Skippy' Juster is his roommate. In the grand old Dublin institution that is Seabrook College for Boys, nobody pays either of them much attention.