Death of bunny munro audiobook
The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
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okay now it is time to actually review the book. and im having an off day so im not sure what form this review will take, but im writing it and thats what is happening. i was trying to remember the other day where i was the first time i encountered nick cave. not in person, - i remember that quite well. before the above picture was taken i had tried, many years ago, to flirt on him and was rebuffed. REBUFFED! but the first time i heard his music. i remember quite well the first time i heard the smiths. or leonard cohen. or oingo boingo. and thats about all the music i know. but i cant remember my first nick cave. fascinating, right?? like i said - its an off day. but so the book. i liked it, but not nearly as much as and the ass saw the angel. which i love enough to maybe review later, if im feeing saucy. this book is very good, and i know a movie is in the works, and i can see how that would be good, maybe. but when he was chatting in the green room, maria mentioned the word antihero. and nick cave seemed genuinely surprised at this word being used in connection with this book. and that, in turn, surprises me. because if you read this, theres nothing really to fall in love with, character-wise. hes a pure, unmitigated asshole. and thats great, really, but he is nothing if not an antihero. and moments later, he tried to make a call on his cell, but was geting poor reception and kept saying can you hear me now, which makes me cringe, and then said never mind, ill just text you. to this technogrouch, that was unforgiveable. but still - best friends. i thank this book for making =me realize how close avril lavignes name anagrams to vaginal. and i love that when i was reading this outside on the back stoop at work, some lady came by and tried to sell me makeup from her little suitcase, which meshed nicely with what i was reading, but not as nicely (or terrifyingly) as when i was reading the plague on the jmz subway platform at like 2 in the morning and no one was around and then a rat ran over my foot. that was pretty awesome. but so thats my review, sortof, and i cant even see what i am typing because goodreads.com is experiencing some kind of annoying glitch that is superimposing formatting tips over my little box here. (on my display device) so i dont even care. comment, vote, whatever... this day is annoying all-round. boo.
The Death of Bunny Munro - Nick Cave reads from Chapter 11
Bunny Munro sells beauty products and the dream of hope to lonely housewives along the south coast of England. Set adrift by his wife's sudden death and struggling to keep a grip on reality, he does the only thing he can think of - with his young son in tow, he hits the road. While Bunny plies his trade and sexual charisma door-to-door, nine-year-old Bunny Junior sits patiently in the car, exploring the world through the pages of his encyclopaedia.
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It forsakes the Southern gothic and darkly-exotic scenarios of previous work to graphically relate the sordid last days of a sex-crazed alcoholic handcream salesman from Brighton whose wife commits suicide, leaving Bunny taking his nine-year-old son on a nightmare road trip to his surreally-violent end. As the author skilfully ups gears towards the provocative and appalling conclusion, the man becomes as repulsive as any previous Cave baddie, while, thanks to his relationship with his adoring son, the novel ends up packing the cathartic emotional wallop of his most grandiose work. The novel is also available as a lavishly-packaged audiobook featuring Cave reading the story over seven CDs slipcases adorned with his original handwritten script. To heighten the insidiously-unsettling effect, Cave and musical collaborator Warren Ellis have added poignantly atmospheric music, while artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, currently making the mini-films accompanying the reissue programme, have produced a 3D audio-spatial mix designed for maximum headphone experience. Registered in England.
THE AUDIOBOOK. The complete unabridged audio edition of The Death of Bunny Munro is read by Nick Cave. It features an original soundtrack by Nick Cave.
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Set adrift by his wife's suicide 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. To his son, waiting patiently in the car while his father peddles beauty wares and quickies to lonely housewives in the south of England, Bunny is a hero, larger than life. But Bunny himself, haunted by what might be his wife's ghost, seems only dimly aware of his son's existence. When his bizarre trip shades into a final reckoning, when he can no longer be sure what is real and what is not, Bunny finally begins to recognize the love he feels for his son. And he sees that the revenants of his world—decrepit fathers, vengeful ghosts, jealous husbands, and horned psycho-killers—are lurking in the shadows, waiting to exact their toll.
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Cave has also adapted the novel into an audio book filled with haunting, beautiful music that he composed with his band mate Warren Ellis. Cave was in New York City this week, and we chatted yesterday about his new novel and his writing process. He wanted me to write a small English movie about a travelling salesman. We had interviewed some travelling salesman in England and we looked at various documentaries for research, and I saw there was a dark underbelly of alcohol and drugs and womanizing. But it was very important to me that this particular character was recognizable in some way.