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King Ink [Paperback]

Nick Cave
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  • Paperback: 193 pages
  • Publisher: 2.13.61,U.S. (23 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188098508X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880985083
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,233,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This collection of works includes most of the lyrics Nick Cave has recorded with his bands, plus a large number of lyrics which were never recorded or were commissioned by other artists. The book includes prose pieces, nine short plays, and five plays on the Salome legend. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for Nick Cave fans 4 Feb 2002
I bought this after reading "And The Ass Saw The Angel". Superficially, it's only a collection of Cave lyrics. Go deeper and it's packed full of cleverly written poems. Nick Cave should be a writer not a musician. I await the day when he takes his place amongst our great poets. If you're reading this Nick ... more books ... please!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential for Cave fans 12 Dec 2001
By Bill R. Moore - Published on
Aside from being simply one of the greatest songwriters now working, Nick Cave has various literary aspirations. In addition to publishing a well-received novel (And The Ass Saw The Angel), he has also put out two books of collected works, this being the first. This contains all of his early poetry (which was heretofore nearly impossible to find), as well as all of his lyrics through Your Funeral, My Trial (including unreleased songs), a couple of short, one act plays, and a few other writings (including a piece on how he met Blixa Bargeld.) Cave fans will want this for its convenience of having all of his early lyrics in one place (it contains those from The Birthday Party, Die Haut, and all), and will treausure it for giving them more of Cave's works. This goes to show what a true talent Nick Cave is. Essential for all fans, and, even if you've never heard of Nick Cave, you may well be quite surprised and delighted at the quality of his work held within.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Collection Of Nick Cave's Early Works 16 April 1998
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King Ink is one of the most eye-oppening collections of written artwork done by any living artist. I have been a fan of The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds for about a year and finding this book was the pinicle of understanding and relating to Nick Cave's writing. A must for any fan. Even if you aren't a fan, this book can still be appreciated in completion.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An amazing work from the mind of Nick Cave 12 Sep 1998
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I stumbled upon this book on a sale rack at a local bookstore, and it is worth much more than what I paid. There is poetry/lyrics, an essay, drama, and drawings. Nick Cave's work may not be appealing to everyone, but I still think that he is an truly gifted artist.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is exceptional. 25 Nov 1998
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This book gives a look inside Nicks' tourtured mind at specif moments of his life.It should be read by all who are interested in poetry, for someday he will be ranked amongest the great writers.
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1.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP! 30 Jan 2006
By Emil P. Dill - Published on
I'm a big Nick Cave fan, and a writer myself, and this book is not worth the paper it's printed on. Save your dough for Nick's cds.
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