Thursday, 3 November 2011

Books..............


I haven't talked about a book for a while and thought it about time I told you about the last book read in our book club. The death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave. Well didn't this one cause a bit of a stir within the ladies. Some really liked it(me) and others thought it was a total waste of time and I can understand why. The novel is about a middle aged man who is a womanising, alcoholic which comes to a head after the sucide of his wife. He is a shady door to door beauty products salesman(who tries to get into their pants as well as sell cosmetics) and ends up going on a distructive road trip with his 9year old son. He finds he is losing his grip on reality which is quickly spiralling out of control.  It is dirty, crude, gritty, full of sex and mentions Kylie Minogue & Avril Lavinge several times.  The novel is abit like riding a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, loads of twists and turns, and a cracking pace that threatens to derail it all.

Nick wrote this novel in 6 weeks on a tour bus. I originally bought it for my husband to read and put it up as a suggestion for the bookclub as everyone know Nick Cave because of his music but I don't think they really knew what goes on in his mind. I liked it & I would recommend it to anyone but only if you have a strong constitution, some of the ladies couldn't finish it. They said it made them physically sick. so with that in mind read at your own peril!!


3 comments:

Jo - Dusty Plum said...

My girlfriends all loved it .. what's not to love about Nick?!

Blythe Ghost said...

Each to their own when it comes to reading ... when I first saw the jacket I thought it was a children's book ... so you really can't judge a book by it's cover at all, can you Angelique? If anyone bought it with same thought as I, they'd be in for a real shock!! LOL!

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