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KP says: Nick Cave - The Death of Bunny Munro   Rating: Rating: 4/6   
Updated: 2009-11-12 20:25:43    Type:  book review     English  View Comment Details   
Entertaining and easy read novel about a man who already knows he is doomed.

We follow our main character Bunny Munro in his last days alive, and following Bunny includes a lot of vaginas. In fact Bunny lives and breathes for pussy. So much that Nick Cave felt he had to add an apology to Kylie Minogue and Avril Lavigne at the end of the book for quite a few remarks about their vaginas.

Bunny's interest in pussy combined with his job as a salesman in beauty products makes him a very lousy and unfaithful husband. As a result of that Bunny's life becomes rather complicated, and he spends his last days alive, driving his Punto around southern England together with his 9 year old son Bunny Junior, who also plays a rather big part in this novel.

Bunny Junior spends most of his time reading his encyclopeadia and watching the world from inside the Punto, while things get worse and worse for Bunny as he is slowly losing his mind or at least any connection with the real world.

Some readers find the story sad and tragic, and I guess it is on some levels, but most of the time I just found it entertaining, funny and far out. Anyway, it is easy read and it is very much in line with the way Nick Cave often writes lyrics for his songs.

[2009, Canongate]
 
Nick Cave - The Death of Bunny Munro (book review)
 
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