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The Book of Bunny Suicides [Hardcover]

Andy Riley
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27 Oct 2003
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.

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; Reprint edition (27 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340828994
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340828991
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andy Riley is the hugely popular author and artist of a series of best-selling cartoon books. He draws a weekly strip cartoon for The Observer Magazine, and his comedy scriptwriting (in partnership with Kevin Cecil) has won two BAFTAS. They've built up extensive TV writing credits, as well as getting involved in some feature-length animations. Andy also used to be the stage dancer for The Pod, Julian Barratt's comedy techno band which was the forerunner of The Mighty Boosh. His hobbies include urban canoeing.

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Watership Down for the deeply sick. Very imaginative, very funny, very worrying if you're the author's mother. (Richard Curtis)

If you are a bunny contemplating suicide, then this is the book for you. (Paul Whitehouse)

At last, a British Gary Larson. But without the other animals. (David Baddiel)

Brilliantly researched - one of the most important books of the year (Hugh Grant)

It's the funniest, bunniest book I've ever read! (Elton John)

Inspired, ingenious...fiendishly funny (Ardal O'Hanlon)

The most moving account of rabbit related depression I can recall reading. It will stay with me in my toilet for a long, long time. The only time the phrase "not a happy bunny" has made me laugh. (Adam Buxton (The Adam and Joe Show))

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Wickedly ingenious and surreal ideas for all the little fluffy rabbits in this world who just don't want to live any more.

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suicidal Bunnies anyone? 12 Feb 2004
This truly is an excellent book. While the cover is an indication of what is contained inside, the preposterous and truly spectacular means in which the bunnies die is remarkable. Andy Riley has shown a morbid understanding of rabbit's suicides and excellent ingenuity when compiling this album of hilarious anecdotal images. Of course this book would not be so funny if perhaps the victims were human, but they aren't. By defying the type set by many children's authors of bunnies, this book stands out and may be seen as a escape for adults consumed by niceness contained in children's literature. Whether you are purchasing this book for a good laugh or just out of morbid curiousity, I would strongly reccomend it. Although not for everyone, I thouroughly enjoyed it and it now resides high on my bookshelf, waiting to be brought down when the mood takes me... A spectacular book, and while not to everyone's tastes, it is well observed and a fine compilation of bunny suicides.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bunny-licious! 14 Oct 2005
A fantastic book! So much better than Lemmings! This book kept me and my friends laughing for ages. The ideas behind it are truely genius, as are the illustrations.
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!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh noooo, not the bunnies! 15 Aug 2006
This is hilarious beyond being funny. I've never seen a collection of cartoons quite so disturbing yet hysterical at the same time. Not only are they twisted beyond belief, each strip delivers a powerful message - do not sit in a toaster, do not let a fat man sit on you, and for crying out loud don't try any of this with your pet rabbit!!

So, so funny!
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101 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yep, it's definitely bunnies committing suicide! 26 Oct 2003
This book was an impulse purchase from a pile at the counter in a bookstore. It sold itself within the first few pages, but then proceeds with morbid consistency.
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.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars liberating 3 Jan 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I got this book for Christmas from my daughter in 2004. I loved it to bits. Fascinating. Hilarious.
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).
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorey Meets Larson With A Little Goldberg 16 Nov 2004
I rarely buy books on first sight but one glimpse into this small volume sold me. My wife and I took it home and allotted ourselves to two pages a day to make it last. Then we both took it to work and caused downturns in productivity as we showed it to all our coworkers. Now it sits on the shelf in easy reach and gets brought out whenever people come over. Why?
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...).
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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Warning! Don't buy this book as a present for someone. Why? Because you'll only end up keeping it for yourself, and have to go back and buy them something else. Pant-wettingly funny from beginning to end, the humour contained within these pages is in equal measure sick, twisted and dark, and yet is never offensive. Okay, so I wouldn't buy it for my 8-year-old niece, or my Mum for that matter, but only because I'd just keep it for myself instead.
At nearly 7 quid, it's at the very limits of 'value for money', as it's a pretty short read. But for your cash, you get a hardcover book that will survive the undoubted hundreds of reads and re-reads. Comedy books don't come much better than this, and yes, it does make the perfect gift, despite what I said earlier!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
You can't help but love these! hilarious!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic
This book was solo funny I can't stop reading it even though it is very violent I hope my sister didn't see this
Published 7 months ago by Kieran Smolka
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny Read
very funny book but a quick read - defiantly a book to leave laying round for other to flick through.
Published 8 months ago by paul Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed till I cried.
Amazing, just amazing.

These comics are hilarious, yet kind of sad in a weird, twisted way. Cannot get enough of the suicidal bunnies
Published 10 months ago by Lianne Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars book of bunny suicides
its simple well drawn and just plain daft but you have to laugh at the ideas put on paper by andy riley I wonder if he keeps real bunnies
Published 12 months ago by dark horse
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny

you need to get this I am ten and I LOVE it
I give it 5 out of 5
Published 16 months ago by Gerard Carey
5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY
Bought the book and loved it.I also like lies to tell small children.Andy Riley is a very funny author.Highly recommended
Published 19 months ago by Joshbot 1
5.0 out of 5 stars It's what it's supposed to be.
Accurate description.
Excellent price.
Arrived on time.
It does what it is supposed to do.
It needs five more words. :)
Published 20 months ago by GKaralias
4.0 out of 5 stars Really funny book
Good book with the new material , it made us laugh a lot .. I would have hoped for more pages though but it is a great buy for the artwork inside and the humour ..
Published 20 months ago by Mandamee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book!
Bought this as a Christmas present for an 18 year-old and he loved it. Had previously bought one for a 10 year-old and he loved it just as much.
Published 21 months ago by S. M. Love
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