Saturday, October 30, 2010

Book Review:Dawn of the Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley

H&S Non Fiction
November 2010
160 pages

A brand new dawn of sadistically suicidal bunny deaths! The million-copy-selling phenomenon.

From the author of the cult bestsellers THE BOOK OF BUNNY SUICIDES and RETURN OF THE BUNNY SUICIDES comes another unmissable collection of rabbit-related self destruction...The bunnies are back - and there's only one thing on their minds. In this new collection, follow the continuing adventures of the fluffy little rabbits who just don't want to live any more...


Andy Riley is the author/artist of the BUNNY SUICIDES books, GREAT LIES TO TELL SMALL KIDS, SELFISH PIGS, D.I.Y DENTISTRY, ROASTED, and lots of other stuff. His scriptwriting work includes BLACK BOOKS, THE GREAT OUTDOORS, LITTLE BRITAIN, HYPERDRIVE, ARMSTRONG AND MILLER, SMACK THE PONY, GNOMEO AND JULIET, THE ARMANDO IANNUCCI SHOWS and lots of other stuff.For more information and cartoons, or if you want to talk to him, go to

Dawn of the Bunny Suicides is one of those books that you will either love or absolutely hate, depending upon your sense of humour. I loved it. When I was a teenager I remember a similar series of humours books like Riley’s about cats.
Riley has got some pretty impressive scriptwriting to his name with Black Books, Little Britain and Armstrong and Miller. Given that, you would be able to work out what sort of humour this guy has. Some of the more memorabile cartoons where the ones that depicted bunnies in famous movie scenes, plotting their own demise. An example of this is a bunny sitting on the oxygen tank that Jaws has in its mouth just as Chief Brodie is about to shoot it, or a line of bunnies waiting on the path Indiana Jones runs down at the start of the first movie when the boulder is rolling after him.

I don’t know how Riley came up with the idea of bunnies wanting to kill themselves, but this book is hilarious.

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