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- The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave | Waterstones
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- The Death of Bunny Munro – Nick Cave’s lyrics in a book
Who should read this book and what it is about
Nick Cave is one extremely talented guy, and I am hoping that there will be more novels in the near future. Jun 21, Sarah Etter rated it really liked it.
In , I was unemployed, had moved back in with my father, and was pondering the imponderable: going back to school. I remember being enthralled by his lush, complex sentences and his stark imagery. Looking back, perhaps it was the right time for me to read a tale of a strange boy stuck In , I was unemployed, had moved back in with my father, and was pondering the imponderable: going back to school. Looking back, perhaps it was the right time for me to read a tale of a strange boy stuck in a private, angry world. I would be truly frightened to read the prose that beat it. He is a dreamy boy, with an affliction that makes his eyelids sting so that the very act of looking at the world hurts him.
Obviously, this is a book that deals in heavy-handed metaphors. Boy and father go on the road, with Bunny showing Jr. Reading the book becomes an eternity of punishment. The book was only made bearable thanks to the audio. For one, there is a some fantastic original music by Cave and his regular composing partner, Warren Ellis. Two, Cave is a fantastic reader, and his deep tones are wonderful to listen to. Aug 10, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: , own , pass-me-my-pills , wouldnt-touch-him-with-yours , murders-and-misdeeds.
It 'll probably come as no surprise that I enjoyed this, as it's a rare Nick Cave work that I don't. Additional bonus was due to it being set in Brighton, with the silly little thrill I got whenever I read about somewhere I recognised I've eaten bolognese in a caff on Western Road. Yay for me! Both blackly funny and sad, this tale of a priapic, selfish, self-delusional man and his quiet, sweet little boy in the days following his wife's suicide, and leading up to Bunny's titular death was incr It 'll probably come as no surprise that I enjoyed this, as it's a rare Nick Cave work that I don't.
Both blackly funny and sad, this tale of a priapic, selfish, self-delusional man and his quiet, sweet little boy in the days following his wife's suicide, and leading up to Bunny's titular death was incredibly readable and contained more than a few memorable moments, although my favourite came right at the end, with apologies to Kylie Minogue and Avril Lavigne.
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What started out promising, ultimately felt so entirely fake. The kid speaks and acts like no 9-year-old I've ever met, the main character was dim and unlikable, although that may be the point, if there was one I love Cave's music, themes related to all things macabre, but this book never would have seen the light of day if Cave's name wasn't on it.
Loved the part when Bunny gets fucked by the devil. View 1 comment. Jan 22, Lizzie rated it it was ok. A major disappointment. Given that the title makes the ending somewhat obvious, you'd've thought Bunny's journey toward meeting his maker would offer some kind of dramatic tension.
You'd be wrong. Character, plotting and setting are weak, and for a tragedy which I guess we could label the book, there is no dramatic arc, just a never ending stream of vaginamania and the rampant misogyny of a man who has no demons to confront - he's already dead man walking. Where is the conflict? The tension? Th A major disappointment. The humanity? Also, being in the position of living in Brighton, England, where the book is set, I am able to share this with you this: the editing is also a mess.
At one point we have Marine Parade, at another the Marine Parade. As for the aura of Brighton itself, its independent, fish and chip sleazy sea-side vibe are missing, and all we have are a litany of street names to identify my home town as the setting. The two points are for the description of 'the white light' of morning after Bunny's coke binge and a few other poetic images. The other three taken away for a story that all too obviously was written, as the author admits, 'in four weeks.
The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave | Waterstones
View all 3 comments. Sep 20, Leo Robertson rated it liked it. Well-written but I don't get it. Who can resist that cover tho??! Reading Nick Cave is a lot like dating. I've been waiting for 2 months until I can physically see the book back on the shelf. Cave's such a talented musician and original poet great open-mic by the way , this book can't possibly go wrong.
The description is observant without being trivial, dialogue minimal and the characters more philosophical then what Camus and Sartre combined. But I'm sure Cave is just being reserved with his writing and his subtlety will sure lead to something dramatic later. What do you have in mind?
But no, it's too late, too late. That's the end? What happened?
The Break-up: Sorry Nick, look, it's nobody's fault, we shouldn't blame each other. Somehow we've just drifted apart, these things happen you know. Maybe we're just not right for each other, I'm sure you'll find more a more suitable audience here on GR. It has been an unforgettable, albeit short journey and you have shown me how autobiography isn't the only thing a musician can write. The sex was good as well. So that's it I guess, I'll see you around.
I need a drink. Jun 24, Louise rated it did not like it. I am a major Cave fan! One of the greatest book ever written. This book just makes me sad. Here is a man who can make you laugh and cry at the same time. Who can make you love those no one can love.
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This book is so below him! It reeks of midlife crisis!
The Death of Bunny Munro – Nick Cave’s lyrics in a book
And possibly even though it breaks my he I am a major Cave fan! And possibly even though it breaks my heart to say so the knowledge that he now has such loyal fan base that they'll love him no matter what. Apart from a few really good passages concerning Bunny jr this is just like visiting a year old school boys head. Maybe I'm cruel to say so but lets face it: mr. Cave is a true port and writer when he is miserable.