The Death of Bunny Munro (Unabridged)
by Nick Cave
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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. As their bizarre and increasingly frenzied road trip shears into a final reckoning, Bunny finds that the ghosts of his world - decrepit fathers, vengeful lovers, jealous husbands and horned psycho-killers - have emerged from the shadows and are seeking to exact their toll. A tender portrait of the relationship between father and son, The Death of Bunny Munro is a stylish, angry and hugely enjoyable listen, bursting with the wit and mystery that fans will recognise as hallmarks of Cave's singular vision. This unabridged audiobook uses a groundbreaking 3D audio-spatial mix, specifically designed for listening on headphones, creating a fully immersive experience for the listener. The 3D and spatialised sound was created by Terence Caulkins, Ryan Biziorek, Anne Guthrie, and Raj Patel at Arup Acoustics. This original soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis was producted and sound-directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.
Like Keith Talent's younger brother moved to Brighton.
Gotta say, this is a very good book. I think there are parellels with some of the best Anti-Heroes of modern writing. London Fields' Keith Talent, Confederacy Of Dunces' Ignatious Reilly etc. Bunny is a nasty piece of work with urges, obsessions and morals that are repulsive yet reflective of modern life. Great to see Brighton, my town of birth as backdrop for Bunny's mayhem. Quadrophenia and Brighton Rock now have a worthy successor for most evocative use of the town's seedy yet gorgeous streets. Buy the iphone app, as you get the book in written form as well as Nick Cave's reading (as opposed to the itunes audobook).
well written and well read
I have been enjoying watching the extracts of the book being read by the author on his website. What I have heard has been lyrical, seedy, scary and knowing with a searing hyper-real intensity of carny meets david brent in Brighton surrealism set within a David Lynch film. Like being beaten up in slow motion then slowly dismembered, this book is for short burst of reality ripping insight or psychopathic escapism. Brilliantly conceived and executed- literally. ... and the App might be where?
Buy the App instead!
At the time of writing, it's the same price as the Audibook - yet offers much more. The "book" itself's pretty good - having Nick reading it to you is a treat.