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The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
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Jul 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: keeper, bought-new

For a number of years' birthday or Christmas, my husband has been buying me a Nick Cave CD or DVD, despite 'The Boatman's Call' being the only album I really like. So why, when I dropped many unsubtle hints that I was very intrigued by the idea of the audiobook of this, narrated by Cave himself, did I get a bloody Mighty Boosh DVD? Anyway, I bought the bog-standard hardback myself in the sales.



Is it possible to have too much sex in a book? Yes, yes it is. This is positively pornographic. Suppose I should have guessed by the labial pink of the endpages and ribbon bookmark...



But there came a point, about halfway through, shortly after the disastrous encounter with Charlotte Parnovar, when Bunny makes the utterly imbecilic, deluded observation: "What a f***ed-up day. Had all of womankind had the painters in on the same f***ing day?", that it just clicked with me; I realised that Bunny Munro (like Patrick Bateman before him) was courting ridicule with a pinch of pity, instead of sheer hatred. From then on in, I really liked it.

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