This is dark humour at its best - a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons which will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.
However, if you have a young daughter or son who has a pet rabbit then you'd best put this book on a high shelf else their could be crying in abundance!
Quite where the idea came from is anyone's guess. The book is exactly as described - a series of cartoons of rabbits aranging their deaths in various ways. More than that is hard to say without spoiling the jokes.
Half a dozen friends have read the book now, and they all agree it's hilarious. Peculiarly, the conceit that cute little bunnies would be able to come up with these suicide stratagems tends to lighten the otherwise dark nature of the book's humour.
Buy this book. Leave it in your lavatory. Wait for the howls of laughter from every visitor.
During the year I was called to see a fellow dying with an inoperable brain tumour (I'm a hospice worker). I took him my copy of Bunny Suicide as I thought it might give him a much-needed laugh. He loved it too, and kept it (not for long).
I've ordered another five copies to give away, but I may keep one for when I'm on my own deathbed, so anyone in attendance has something to lighten-up the atmosphere for everyone concerned.
Believe me, deathbeds are quite unnecessarily gloomy. Bunny suicide is just the complete antidote, and I recommend it highly.
No bunnies were harmed in the production of this book (probably).
Well, this is simply the funniest thing I've come across in a long time. It's a book of simple black and white cartoon line drawings of bunny rabbits either planning their own demise, or showing the result of their suicide. There is no dialogue (except one sequence involving Darth Vader), no captions, just these ridiculous little rabbits with completely deadpan faces and a sadistic self-destructive streak. The most common comparison is to Gary Larson and the talking animals of his "Far Side" panels. These are somewhat similar in that they unfold in a single panel and are sublimely ridiculous and clever, but there's also often a Rube Goldberg character to the elaborate suicide plans. In terms of tone however, I think Edward Gorey is perhaps more on the mark, in terms of depicting the darkest deadpan humor possible.
Non-Brits should note that some of the jokes depend on being versed in British popular culture. For example, one is only funny if you're familiar with the work of Damien Hirst, another is only funny if you've seen the classic British cult film The Wicker Man, and one requires an understanding of British hand gestures (the "peace sign" being flashed by a bunny lined up with Nazi soldiers cited by one reviewer is actually something rather more rude...).Read more ›
I have two bunny rabbits that also live in my house and after reading this book I have now removed all sharp objects and toasters.
Thank you for highlighting how ingenious they can be.