Lord of the Flies meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets Flat Stanley and his Innocent Adventures. I recommend it to anyone daring enough to read something very unconventional. [2] Likewise, the Saturday Times (on 5 September 2009) stated, in a very positive review, that the novel "reads like a good indie movie". Find all the books, read about the author, and more. ***First impression of the first edition of 'The Death of Bunny Munro'. While sex and death are dominant themes throughout, they are juxtaposed with father / son relationships - Bunny and his son, and Bunny and his father. It's easy to understand why this book might polarise opinion. Cave is a darkly gifted storyteller . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. . ***The Death of Bunny Munro questions the nature of sin and redemption, and lays bare the imprints that fathers leave on their sons'. Nick Cave has been performing music for more than thirty years as the lead singer of the Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman. . Nick Cave is really completely mad!!! Like his recent screenplays and his best songs, Cave creates characters that are at once realistic and fantastic. The Death of Bunny Munro. Awesome! Irvine Welsh, Neil Labute and David Peace have all touted the novel, providing back-cover reviews. It's the tale of an amoral man who blunders through life hurting and neglecting those around him, but can he come good in the end? I found the main character was missing. If you're intrigued, give it a go, if not, best stay away. I'm not sure it's a book to recommend? It would go down as one of my top ten books of all time. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY JUL 6, 2009. An epic chronicle of one man's judgement, 'The Death of Bunny Munro' is also an achingly tender portrait of … 'No, call me Bunny,' he whispers. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. As it stands, though, this novel emerges emphatically as the work of one of the great cross-genre storytellers of our age; a compulsive read possessing all of Nick Cave's trademark horror and humanity, often thinly disguised in a galloping, playful romp.” ―Irvine Welsh“The Death of Bunny Munro, is a sexually explicit, hyperactive soap opera of a book that proves, once again, that his talents are wide-ranging. How does he come up with all these crazy episodes?! Nick Cave is a genius. Canongate Books (UK) Faber & Faber (US). Great, and otherwise as different from his first novel as two books could be, Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2014. The Death of Bunny Munro is a 2009 novel written by Nick Cave, best known as the lead singer of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. A look at the life of a sex-addict traveling salesman who uses his door-to-door beauty products to meet women. He strikes at the mind and heart and is able to bring his readers to their knees.’” Told with verve, studded with scalding humour.” ―Graeme Thomson, The Observer. “The Death of Bunny Munro, is a sexually explicit, hyperactive soap opera of a book that proves, once again, that his talents are wide-ranging. It's not particularly pleasant reading in many ways, but it is believable in it's portrayal of a slow but steady moral decline, and has enough things to make the reader take a step back and try to understand. To his son, waiting patiently in the car while his father peddles beauty wares and quickies to lonely housewives in the south of England, Bunny is a hero, larger … Haunted by his appetites, jealous husbands and a serial killer in a devil suit, Bunny Munro is a desperate man. The novel is set in Brighton in 2003, around the time the West Pier was destroyed by fire. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. https://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2009/sep/10/nick-cave-bunny-munro Nick Cave. Now there was a well-drawn character. His second novel in 20 years, "The Death of Bunny Munro," is a sexually explicit, hyperactive soap opera of a book that proves, once again, that his … (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Stylish, angry and engrossing, The Death of Bunny Munrois at once blackly comic, raw with heartache and bursting with Nick Cave’s hallmark wit and lyricism. As others also found, most of the characters were 2D. An Epic Chronicle of One Man"s Judgment, The Death of Bunny Munro is also an achingly tender portrait of the relationship between father and son.Struggling to keep a grip on reality after his wife"s death, Bunny Munro does the only thing I can t The novel surely provides insight into the dark art and mind of Bad Seed, Nick Cave. Reproduction of this extract in any form is strictly prohibited. . Scary book looking at the darkness in all of us. . The Death of Bunny Munro (Book) : Cave, Nick : Set adrift by his wife's suicide and struggling to keep a grip on reality, Bunny Munro does the only thing he can think of: with his young son in tow, he hits the road. Sold by LT Trading and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. There was a problem loading your book clubs. And he’s going to die. DAVID PEACE ‘The Death of Bunny Munro is not just a wonderful read, it's also a heartbreaking one. . Cave's prose surprises throughout with flashes of grotesque beauty.” ―Don Waters, San Francisco Chronicle“As in song, Cave the novelist is unafraid to launch headlong into roaring caricature, but while the sex and death quotient is significant, the book also reveals surprising new weapons in his armoury, particularly the tenderness and humanity with which he portrays Bunny Junior, a beacon of love and faith in a ruined world . Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 14, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2020. His first novel. Journey through the life of an amoral man. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The Death of Bunny Munro is a 2009 novel written by Nick Cave, best known as the lead singer of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Bunny closes his eyes and presses on the coarse ropes of her hair. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 24, 2015. Bunny Munro (the second as we learn) is a master of the sales pitch and has 'a way' with the ladies... a way that brings with it a taste of bile when his inner monologue is revealed to the reader. Hello Select your address Prime Day Deals Best Sellers Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Gift Ideas Computers Gift Cards Sell Can one create such a sexually obsessed character without sharing one's darkest thoughts and fantasies? “Put Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka, and Benny Hill together in a Brighton seaside guesthouse, and they might just come up with Bunny Munro. Many of the locations and street names used in the book relate to real places close to Cave's own home.[1]. Hello Select your address Black Friday Deals Best Sellers Gift Ideas Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Cards Coupons Sell The novel was also released as an audiobook, using a 3D audio effect, produced and sound-directed by British artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, with a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and in a number of e-book formats, including an iPhone application that synchronised the audiobook with the text and included exclusive videos of Cave reading. Well, the latter is true of The As Saw The Angel as well, but these characters are loathsome in their own ways. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. A brilliant but ultimately disturbing book. Bunny Munro has been out there for over 10 years, and was always high on my ‘to read’ list. Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2010. A darkly thoughtful story of humanity through the eyes of a lunatic. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Dark as you'd expect from Nick Cave, but beautifully crafted and completely mesmerising. Nick Cave is a genius. Harrowing story of broken relationships and moral decline, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2014. What was Cave actually thinking, while singing the murderous love ballad with the target of Bunny Monroe's sexual fantasies? To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. ), and his nine-year-old son (although after a while even the boy, as well as the nympos, start to show their doubts). . With "The Death of Bunny Munro" lyrical genius Nick Cave introduces us to one of the most arguably despicable characters in literature. In the end the book may be about redemption - but if so, it is a self-serving redemption. [3], The novel was nominated for the Literary Review's Bad Sex in Fiction Award, but did not win. Fans of Post-Punk singer extraordinaire Nick Cave would do well to explore his novel, The Death of Bunny Munro. The Death of Bunny Munro:... Cave's prose surprises throughout with flashes of grotesque beauty.” The Death of Bunny Munro 1st Edition Read & Download - By Nick The Death of Bunny Munro From Publishers Weekly The protagonist of Cave’s pleasantly demented second novel, set in - Read Online Books at libribook.com I found the main character was missing. Cave is a darkly gifted storyteller . Compelling, smart historical fiction. has been added to your Cart. The Death Of Bunny Munro is short, brief (meaning it takes place over the course of five days), un-ambitious (in a good way – many great books also takes place over the course of a few days), action-based, modern, most likely film-able (I found myself contemplating casting for the other characters – Bunny, of course, would be played by Cave himself, or Sean Penn) and full of loathsome characters. . 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He strikes at the mind and heart and is able to bring his readers to their knees.’ Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. -Irvine Welsh "The Death of Bunny Munro, is a sexually explicit, hyperactive soap opera of a book that proves, once again, that his talents are wide-ranging. Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2016. The Death Of Bunny Munro is short, brief (meaning it takes place over the course of five days), un-ambitious (in a good way – many great books also takes place … While Bunny proceeds through life, both the dull and painful, he manages to survive only through the escape of sex and alcohol. Bunny Monroe's redemption, like his life, is purely on his own terms. 2009. Set adrift by his wife's suicide and struggling to keep a grip on reality, Bunny Munro does the only thing he can think of: with his young son in tow, he hits the road. Cave writes novels like he does lyrics, with strokes of blood and sulphur and lightning. Political intrigue in Europe on the path to WWII. The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution (Penguin Classics). Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Rave reviews for its authenticity and engrossing narrative. It will surprise absolutely no one to learn that his skills at … Moreover, The Death of Bunny Munro has received strong reviews from the British media: Graeme Thomson (writing in The Observer, 6 September 2009) awarded the novel 4 stars out of 5. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It's fairly stark, with a strikingly unpleasant main character. Something went wrong. Nutty. If you relived people’s gruesome murders, would it be a blessing or a curse? It is redemption that comes not from the grace of God, but rather through the forgiveness of his "victims." I feel this could possibly be the best novel of this generation. I’d decided to set some rules in advance. A genre mashup like no other. Do yourself a favour and buy it! ‘Cocksman, Salesman, Deadman; Bunny Munro might not be Everyman, but every man ought to read this book. A murder mystery with a killer twist! Where does Bunny end and where does Cave begin? Fly with Bluebird squadron in the war-torn skies of Southern England in the Battle of Britain. Carol has a deadly secret and he's buried in her orchard. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 3, 2020. Bluebirds: A Battle of Britain Novel (The Bluebirds Trilogy Book 1), Death on Paradise Island: A Fiji Islands Mystery (Fiji Islands Mysteries), A Life of Death: A Supernatural Coming-of-Age Mystery (A Life of Death Trilogy Book 1), Killing The Girl: A story of murder and redemption, The Beautiful and Damned (Vintage Classics), The Brothers Karamazov (Everyman's Library). He has collaborated with Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey, and many others. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 This novel left me crying for hours, i couldn't peel myself away from it, and read it rather quickly. “The Death of Bunny Munro is not just a wonderful read, it’s also a heartbreaking one. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Sometimes I had such a fit of laughter that I had tears in my eyes! Today was more challenging than yesterday. At turns dark and humane, The Death of Bunny Munro is a tender portrait of the relationship between a boy and his father, with all the wit and enigma that fans will recognize as Nick Cave's singular vision. . Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave will be published by Canongate in the UK this September. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. DAVID PEACE ‘The Death of Bunny Munro is not just a wonderful read, it's also a heartbreaking one. Fantastic book but not for the faint hearted! She has hanged herself instead. Read now. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2018. If Bunny Monroe were to pray it would surely be to Minogue's gold hot pants or his favorite parts of the female anatomy. “Her face is the purple color of an aubergine or something, and Bunny thinks, for an instant, as he squeezes shut his eyes to expunge the thought, that her tits look good.” Yes, it is probably quite fair to say that Bunny Munro is an antihero. The Death Of Bunny Munro is short, brief (meaning it takes place over the course of five days), un-ambitious (in a good way – many great books also takes place over the course of a few days), action-based, modern, most likely film-able (I found myself contemplating casting for the other characters – Bunny, of course, would be played by Cave himself, or Sean Penn) and full of … Libby, it turns out, is not up for it. And strangely, by the end of the book it seems like it’s the nine-year-old who is the coolest character of them all. thoughtful nine year old son in the fateful days after the suicide of their wife/mother. Nothing has hit this close to home and described the relationship that i had with my father. Very explicit language and content, but for me, real, honest, gritty and totally refreshing and mesmerising. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (August 31, 2010). Nothing will ever top "And The Ass Saw The Angel' because it's my favourite book of all time,but his second novel is right up there. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Unable to add item to List. Please try again. Please try your request again later. The damaged relationship between both sets of father and son is fairly fascinating, for example. Like anything from Nick Cave it is challenging but completely engaging. He didn't exist; the character wasn't fleshed out (ironic considering how obsessed he is about flesh). We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. And he sees that the revenants of his world―decrepit fathers, vengeful ghosts, jealous husbands, and horned psycho-killers―are lurking in the shadows, waiting to exact their toll.At turns dark and humane, The Death of Bunny Munro is a tender portrait of the relationship between a boy and his father, with all the wit and enigma that fans will recognize as Nick Cave's singular vision. It is his second and most recent novel, the first being And the Ass Saw the Angel, published in 1989. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Follow the boys who became the men who became The Few. At turns dark and humane, The Death of Bunny Munro is a tender portrait of the relationship between a boy and his father, with all the wit and enigma that fans will recognize as Nick Cave's singular vision. Cave is a darkly gifted storyteller . It is his second and most recent novel, the first being And the Ass Saw the Angel, published in 1989. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2016. 12441 Ratings. Literotica from the dark recesses of the Cave, Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2012. A series of live events took place in late 2009 to promote the book under the title of "A Night with Nick Cave", combining music, readings and a Q&A session with the audience. There's a problem loading this menu right now. And read it half in stitches, half in tears.' It stayed with me for days as the messages from, what is on the surface a simple story, processed through. To his son, waiting patiently in the car while his father peddles beauty wares and quickies to lonely housewives in the south of England, Bunny is a hero, larger than life. The only redeeming feature was the cameo appearance of his dad towards the end of the book. Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2010. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought But Bunny himself, haunted by what might be his wife's ghost, seems only dimly aware of his son's existence.When his bizarre trip shades into a final reckoning, when he can no longer be sure what is real and what is not, Bunny finally begins to recognize the love he feels for his son. When they dig him up can she get away with murder? Bunny is a horror of an individual – a terrible husband, a terrible father, a drunk, a vandal, a misanthrope – and while he never stops trying to be cool in his own nihilistic little way, the only people who really think he’s cool are a cluster of nympos, a guy called Poodle (!!! An epic chronicle of one … The novel deals with Bunny Munro, a middle-aged lothario, whose constant womanising and alcohol abuse comes to a head after his wife's suicide. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Please try again. I feel that this novel touched a part of me that had been locked away for years. . The Death Of Bunny Munro is short, brief (meaning it takes place over the course of five days), un-ambitious (in a good way – many great books also takes place over the course of a few days), action-based, modern, most likely film-able (I found myself contemplating casting for the other characters – Bunny, of course, would be played by Cave himself, or Sean Penn) and full of … Cave writes novels like he does lyrics, with strokes of blood and sulphur and lightning. As it was a Sunday, I thought it would be a great idea to stay at home, and focused on the music created by the author of The Death of Bunny Munro, Nick Cave, instead of the book’s setting.I had visions of being cosy and warm on the sofa, listening to the Bad Seeds, and getting stuck into the book. After all, I like Nick Cave’s music (The Bad Seeds) and I like his movies (The Proposition).He’s got 17 albums, two films, and at least two books. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Please try again. To my surprise I got it delivered in a couple of days and it was brand new as advertised. While certainly not for everyone, the dark perversions of Bunny Munro including his fantasies of Kylie Minogue and Avril Lavigne leave the indoctrinated reconsidering the Murder Ballad sung with Kylie, "Where the Wild Roses Grow." Struggling to keep a grip on reality after his wife's death, Bunny Munro does the only thing he can think of: with his young son in tow, he hits the road. A 2020 National Book Award and Booker Prize nominee, Shuggie Bain is “a debut novel that reads like a masterpiece" (Washington Post). Like a Bad Lieutenant, he shambles from one car wreck to another, gulping whisky and smoking Lambert & Butler cigarettes. Nice! He feels the soft explosion of water on his chest, like a sob. Cave writes novels like he does lyrics, with strokes of blood and sulphur and lightning. 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