Friday, 28 August 2009

Nick Cave Novel

Nick Cave of The Bad Seeds, Grinderman and The Birthday Party fames first novel since the gothic and critcally acclaimed novel 'And The Ass Saw The Angel' (1989) is entitled 'The Death Of Bunny Munro' and is due to hit the shelves on September 3rd (i have got a copy a week early due to a Waterstones ordering blunder, win) published by Canongate.
The novel deals with Bunny Munro, a middle aged lothario whose constant womanising and alcohol abuse comes to a head after the suicide of his wife. A travelling salesman, he and his son go on an increasingly out of control road trip across Brighton, over which looms the shadow of a serial killer making his way towards Brighton, as well as Bunny's own mortality.
Nick Caves novels have a lot in common with his songs with traits such as dramatic imagery, murder, sex, religious themes and references all which dominate Cave's writing history. I hope it lives up to the high expectations cast after the praise of his previous novel, though im sure as Cave's illustrious career shows it will be everything and more.

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