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).
not a great buy save your money
absolute dross dragged on only thing he seems interested in are kylies hot pants and even that was made to sound un interesting
Great book, well read..but
This is an excellent story - perfectly read by the author (the reason I thought to buy it audio rather than in print) and spolit, for me anyway, by terrible and irritating sound effects and 'set the mood' background music. The effect is the same as trying to memorise a fact written on a blackboard whilst fingernails are being dragged along it. The whole point of a book is to allow your own imagination to fill in the gaps, the sound of the sea, or even the sound of a hangover - this is taken away from us with this recording and spoils an otherwise enjoyable experience.