THE DEATH OF BUNNY MUNRO
by Nick Cave
Nick Cave's second novel "The Death of Bunny Munro" is really something.
One, it's a tight piece of work that is extremely moving about a middle-aged widow who is a traveling door-to-door cosmetic salesman who has a passion for...pussy. Not really women, but just the old in-and-out and then to the next female customer.
The main character Bunny is a man totally out-of-control with his life and surroundings. And Cave captures the down spiral in nice strokes on the page. The main drift (and it is sort of a drift in a Situationist sense) is a road trip to sell his wares with his very disturbed son. And Pop is even worse. With grief over his wife's suicide, Bunny goes on a road to the entrance of Hell. In many ways it sort of reminds me of "The Road," except that this is a better book and Bunny makes all the total disaster.
Nick Cave is one extremely talented guy, and I am hoping that there will be more novels in the near future.