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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,563 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Cave Narrator: Nick Cave Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781427208040
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Twenty years after the publication of his first novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, Nick Cave brings us the final days of Bunny Munro, a salesman in search of a soul.

Set adrift by his wife's suicide and struggling to keep some sort of grasp on reality, Bunny Munro drives off in his yellow Fiat Punto, Bunny Jr. in tow. To his son, waiting patiently in the car while he peddles beauty wares and quickies to lonely housewives in the south of England, Bunny is a hero, larger than life. But Bunny himself seems to have only a dim awareness of his son's existence, viewing his needs as a distraction from the relentless pursuit of sex, alcohol, and drugs.

When his bizarre road trip shades into a final reckoning, Bunny realizes that the revenants of his world—decrepit fathers, vengeful ghosts, jealous husbands, and horned psycho-killers—lurk in the shadows, waiting to exact their toll.

At turns dark and humane—and with all the mystery and enigma fans will recognize as Cave's singular vision—The Death of Bunny Munro questions the nature of sin and redemption, and lays bare the imprints that fathers leave on their sons.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Byers | 12/23/2013

    " One of the grimmest books I've read in a long time, but there's no denying that it drew me in. A fast novel about sex, tragedy and desperation. Nick Cave's way with language translates beautifully to fiction. Just be careful who you recommend this to - Among others, it's not for kids, or for people who are especially upset by descriptions of sexual violence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 10/30/2013

    " Crazy, laugh out loud twistedness "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Torreiter | 10/9/2013

    " The Death of Bunny Munro is about a door-to-door salesman who drinks too much, makes lewd comments to women, ignores his devoted son, and attempts to have sex with most women he encounters. Not an appealing character to centre a novel around. Author (and musician) Nick Cave provides thoughtful insights into what makes someone like Bunny tick, and creates a compelling enough story to keep me reading to the end. My problem with the novel came from being a long-time Nick fan. When i pictured Bunny in my head, I saw Nick Cave. His crass and distasteful actions became Nick's. And it made me question my devotion to his music! A Cave song came on a random shuffle the other day and before I realized it, I was skipping it in disgust! Hopefully this reaction is short-lived, because I have a LOT of his music that right now is unlistenable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacinta | 9/4/2013

    " Loved it. It's like the dodgiest boyfriend you've ever had, only times 10 worse. Get into it folks, this book won't disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yaddyra Peralta | 8/5/2013

    " I loved the idea of a book in which the reader knows some part of the outcome (see: title). But wish that the book had been better plotted. The characters were cartoonish. I don't mind outlandishness, but please don't sacrifice complexity. Cave probably has a thing or two to learn from Irvine Welsh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 7/31/2013

    " Loving it so far... Good effort from Nick Cave. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cate | 7/26/2013

    " Can a person really be that one track minded as Bunny Munro? However Bunny Jnr is a great character and saves the book in the end. The story kind of careens out of control as it reaches the inevitable conclusion. How many times does a narrative need the word "vagina"? Not that many. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcus | 1/12/2013

    " Belongs in an aiport. Toilet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natália Coelho | 11/21/2012

    " I found it so touching, so deep, never thought Nick Cave would have such good writting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arthur | 11/14/2012

    " MY NAME IS NICK CAVE AND IM GOING TO FUCK YOU NOW. Or at least thats how the book felt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vel | 1/7/2012

    " Somewhere in between the numerous hilarious references to Avril's vagina and Kylie's panties, St. Nick Cave has succeeded in creating a symbolic tragicomedy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 F. | 11/30/2011

    " to the trash can "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sage | 10/27/2011

    " Suicide, daddy issues, fantasies about anal sex with Kylie Minogue, everything you could want from Mr Cave. The tone of this book reminded me of Filth by Irvine Welsh, a cold useless desperation permeating everything. Worth the few pages it was written on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruthenator | 7/24/2011

    " I love Nick Cave, and I really loved And The Ass Saw The Angel, but this was basically a Grinderman album in novel form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 4/10/2011

    " Bunny gets relentlessly drunk and self-destructive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 4/7/2011

    " Nick Cave definitely wrote this. Enjoyed it but he should stick to the music. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcus | 4/6/2011

    " Belongs in an aiport. Toilet. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark | 3/20/2011

    " To call this a towering under-achievement would be a heroic understatement. And The Ass Saw no reason to put forth much of an effort, apparently. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brianosaurus | 3/7/2011

    " the language was very interesting and all of cave's hallmark imagery was here--but the story was pretty boring and the climax was lame. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J | 3/4/2011

    " One of the most self-indulgent pieces of trash I have ever read. The only thing that kept me turning the pages was how amazingly bad it was. Too bad, because he wrote a really good book, once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/28/2011

    " Nick Cave never ceases to astound me. His range of talents is vast and staggeringly refined. With this book, Cave creates a main character so creepy and disturbing, it is difficult to enjoy. Yet, the craftsmanship is so astute, I just pressed on hoping there would be some light in the darkness. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ian | 2/19/2011

    " Truly dreadful. I could sum this up as Nick Cave's "Vagina Monologue." Prurient and offensive from page 1, it has all the depth of a 13 year old boy's fetid sexual imagination. Wish I could give minus points. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karla | 2/9/2011

    " This is simply the worst book I have ever read. There are no other words to describe how bad it is. Such a shame because Nick Cave is an excellent song writer and his first book got rave reviews. But seriously, what was he thinking? "

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About the Author
Author Nick Cave

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. He has collaborated with Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey, and many others. His first novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, was published in 1989. Born in Australia, Cave now lives near Brighton, England.