I don’t remember the first time I heard about Nick Cave. He was just there….I grew up listening to Nick Cave songs my sister would listen too, so I didn’t have the kind of epiphany of discovering him as an artist as I had with Lou Reed for example.
Who should read this book and what it is about
Maybe that’s why I waited for quite a bit to read his second novel “The Death of Bunny Munro.” And I must say I was sorry to wait that long. First of all, I have to say that it’s not for everyone. If you don’t enjoy dark comedy, sarcasm and vivid pictures of fucked-up events, then maybe it’s not your cup of tea.
The story depicts Bunny Munro, a door to door cosmetic supplies salesman and the perfect booze addicted, nicotine-stained, cocaine-fuelled anti-hero. After his wife’s suicide, he finds himself spiraling down even more than before in a heap of cheap sex, drugs, and booze.
With Bunny Junior, his reserved son in toe, he travels the English south coast as he tries to bed every woman he encounters, in search of “the fucking Valhalla of all vaginas.”
The Reading Badger recommends this book to all those out there looking for a unique read with a very real feel about it, even though your view on Avril Lavigne and Kylie Minogue might never be the same again.
P.S. If you enjoy books written by musicians you should also try Just Kids by Patti Smith