Compelling, smart historical fiction. Reproduction of this extract in any form is strictly prohibited. Like a Bad Lieutenant, he shambles from one car wreck to another, gulping whisky and smoking Lambert & Butler cigarettes. Awesome! Please try again. Set adrift by his wife's sudden death 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. 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? Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2010. Bunny Munro has been out there for over 10 years, and was always high on my ‘to read’ list. 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. To my surprise I got it delivered in a couple of days and it was brand new as advertised. . I found the main character was missing. Cave is a darkly gifted storyteller . 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. ), and his nine-year-old son (although after a while even the boy, as well as the nympos, start to show their doubts). It's easy to understand why this book might polarise opinion. Do yourself a favour and buy it! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Nick Cave is a genius. 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. What was Cave actually thinking, while singing the murderous love ballad with the target of Bunny Monroe's sexual fantasies? While sex and death are dominant themes throughout, they are juxtaposed with father / son relationships - Bunny and his son, and Bunny and his father. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Sold by LT Trading and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Canongate Books (UK) Faber & Faber (US). “The Death of Bunny Munro is not just a wonderful read, it’s also a heartbreaking one. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 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. While Bunny proceeds through life, both the dull and painful, he manages to survive only through the escape of sex and alcohol. Now there was a well-drawn character. Cave's prose surprises throughout with flashes of grotesque beauty." ‘Cocksman, Salesman, Deadman; Bunny Munro might not be Everyman, but every man ought to read this book. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Cave's prose surprises throughout with flashes of grotesque beauty.” In the end the book may be about redemption - but if so, it is a self-serving redemption. Lord of the Flies meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets Flat Stanley and his Innocent Adventures. Great, and otherwise as different from his first novel as two books could be, Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2014. Political intrigue in Europe on the path to WWII. ***First impression of the first edition of 'The Death of Bunny Munro'. His first novel. 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