This is my second suicidal bunny book. I bought them both in Rome in a very sophisticated, upscale store where I had been cackling for longer than was appropriate in Rome. (When in Rome, don't cackle in public, the Romans don't.)
Before I send this one off to my kid in college, I gave it one last look. And I got it. There's this drawing of a bunch of people running away from the shore line at the sight of a shark fin, and one tiny bunny in a swimfloat, eagerly padding into the water.
So on one level, there's every mad politician going ahead with some policy that everyone on the beach knows is crazy. On another level, that's all of us doing some nutso thing in spite of the world running around us in the opposite direction away from the visible shark. It reminds me of the hilarious novelRecycling Jimmy> It has the same slightly repulsive subject matter, with the same weird British take on things and the same subversive sub-text.
I'm looking at this book one more time wondering which shark I'm heading towards. What about you?
--Lynn Hoffman, author of New Short Course in Wine,The and
the comparatively wholesome bang BANG: A Novel. ISBN 9781601640005