Full force, ugly and beautiful. A good summer spin. Sex spilling over the edge, violence, humor, etc. But more to the point, Cave is an accomplished writer. He's literary and knows what the underside of a motel bed-sheet smells like. But a lesser story teller would revel in such puerile mise-en-scen for the shock value, Cave gives us soul and pathos.
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[For a good part this was one of the most boring reads of my life. The protagonist is a drunk and a poor excuse for a father who becomes so again only by default. The sadness is in the youngest of the three Bunny Munros who is left in a car time and time again as his father attempts to sell beauty products to 'hot leads' with varying degrees of success. His own demeanor shaped by what he has imbibed therefore providing an excuse for his own sexual delusions. I found it had to even give this offering a single star. The misogyny is over the top, designed for like minded to believe there may be a hint of success in Bunny Munro's misadventure of a week in the life of a self destructive moron. (hide spoiler)]