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The Book of Bunny Suicides

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Rabbits. We'll never quite know why, but sometimes they decide they've just had enough of this world- and that's when they start getting inventive. The Book of Bunny Suicides follows over one hundred bunnies as they find ever more outlandish ways to do themselves in. From an encounter with the business end of Darth Vader's lightsaber, to supergluing themselves to a diving submarine, to hanging around underneath a loose stalactite, these bunnies are serious about suicide.

Illustrated in a stark and simple style, The Book of Bunny Suicides is a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons that will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.

96 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2003

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Andy Riley

78 books107 followers
Andy Riley is a cartoonist and scriptwriter from Britain.
He drew a weekly strip cartoon for The Observer Magazine called Roasted, which is also collected in hardback edition. So far his books have sold around one and a half million copies and have been published in eighteen countries, producing calendar, greetings card and poster spin-offs. Lucky Heather is his self-published mini-comic.
His comedy scriptwriting is done in partnership with Kevin Cecil. They have won two BAFTAS, for the sitcom Black Books in 2005 and the animated special Robbie The Reindeer in 2000. They created and wrote the sitcoms The Great Outdoors and Hyperdrive for the BBC, and Slacker Cats for the ABC Family Channel. Other television writing credits include Little Britain, The Armando Iannucci Shows, Come Fly With Me, Trigger Happy TV, So Graham Norton, Smack The Pony, The Armstrong and Miller Show, Bob and Margaret, Spitting Image, Harry and Paul, Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, Alexei Sayle’s Merry Go Round, Man Stroke Woman and Big Train. Their Radio 4 panel game, The 99p Challenge, won a Sony silver award.
As well as writing comedy, they are experienced writers of feature-length animation: their credits include Gnomeo and Juliet (released February 2011) and The Pirates! (in production at Aardman). They did an uncredited rewrite of Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride.
Andy is originally from Aylesbury but now lives in London. He 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.
Despite rival claims on the internet, Andy Riley is the true originator of the tradition of cross-dressing at the Towersey folk festival.

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Profile Image for Jon Nakapalau.
5,095 reviews723 followers
August 24, 2022
If you like the work of Edward Gorey you will enjoy this book. One of those books that make you feel guilty when you laugh. Every once in a while it is just the type of book that you need to read to connect with that slightly darker self - that you try so hard to hide.
Profile Image for Lynn.
Author 32 books22 followers
September 9, 2007
i have to meet this man so that i can ask him when the
image of fluffy little bunnies doing themselves
in came to his mind. Oh yeah, and what was he
doing at the time. In church? Changing his
oil? Filling out a tax form?

Then the next thing I'd want to know is whether
it was difficult to come up with all these
mostrous ways to say goodbye. I mean-did the bunny
in the lobster tank with the scuba gear just come
to him?

And then finally I'd tell him about standing in a
bookstore in Rome with the Italian version of his
book and gagging with laughter. (Romans rarely laugh
in public) and having everybody stare at me. I'd tell
him about giving a copy to my 20-year old daughter who
speaks no italian and having her get it.

And then I'd take him out for a drink.

--Lynn Hoffman, author of THE NEW SHORT COURSE IN WINE and
the novel bang BANG. ISBN 9781601640005
Profile Image for Florencia.
649 reviews1,939 followers
January 27, 2018
Riley should be medicated. And I really liked this apparently simple book of cartoons, so I'm in no better shape. This is all Tim Burton's fault. He led me to this book and now, I can't stop. I love humor, and this is my favorite kind.

This book contains some hilarious, twisted, macabre, weird and tender stuff. I admit I felt a little guilty because I was laughing while some depressed little bunnies that were tired of living, decided to leave this world in a memorable and effective way. But I couldn't help it...

I never really cared for bunnies, actually. I've always had that "Bambi bunnies" image in my head, so, as a kid, when I had a couple as pets, it was such a disappointment. However, as stupid as it sounds, these cartoons made me like them again. I wanted to take care of them. I can't imagine what was going through that bunny's head in order to feel the need of dying with a million of bees on its tiny body. That's a really painful way to go. However, that's a simple one. There are other more complicated methods: hilarious, sad, controversial, but always creative. Noah's Ark, I mean, really, too funny.

I have to share one image, at least.


A slow good-bye.

Oct 31, 13
* Also on my blog.
** Photo credit: Andy Riley
6,281 reviews67 followers
April 12, 2019
This book was hilarious! I laugh at every single page of it! There is mostly no words, just simple sketch of bunny killing themselves. It's stupid I know. But God it was funny!!
Profile Image for owl.
162 reviews
April 12, 2010
ahahahaha. lucuuu banget.
ternyata kelinci lebih punya banyak cara buat bunuh diri.
kalo baca buku ini, cara bunuh diri dengan loncat dari gedung bertingkat atau gantung diri atau minum racun terkesan kurang kreatif.hehe.
tapi kelinci tuh kenapa yah 'maksa' banget pengen bunuh diri.
padahal kan dia hewan yang lucu. di rumah-ku aja diternakin. kalo udah banyak baru dijualin ehehehe.

yah, mungkin dia bosan jadi hewan percobaan.

Profile Image for فؤاد.
1,065 reviews1,757 followers
March 18, 2016
بعضی از نقاشی ها خیلی مبتکرانه بودن، و همین ابتکار باعث خنده میشد.
ولی بعضی ها ابتکار خاصی نداشتن و بعضاً خشونت آمیز بودن، که خب چندان خنده دار نبودن.
Profile Image for Mariah Roze.
1,029 reviews933 followers
October 16, 2017
This is probably one of the weirdest books that I have ever read... hahaha
Profile Image for Mohammad Ali Shamekhi.
1,096 reviews241 followers
April 27, 2016

این کتاب و بقیه ی مجلدات این سری طرح هایی هستند در مورد شیوه های خودکشی یک خرگوش

اون چیزی که برای من جالبه - در سه جلدی که از این سری خوندم - جدای از لطافت ها و ظرافت های مربوط به طراحی، نشان دادن موجودی است که در پس جریان روزمرگی دیگران در پی رهایی خود است. برای همین عکس هایی که استفاده ی خرگوش از اتفاق های روزمره و معمول رو نشون می ده برام جذابند

چیز دیگه ای که دوست دارم در این تصاویر، نقش معنابخشی است که تلاش برای خودکشی به زندگی این خرگوش می ده؛ یعنی خودکشی به نحوی تناقض آمیز میشه عنصری که باعث میشه تلاش در زندگی بیارزه. از همین جا است که خودکشی هایی که نیامند زمان طولانی اند و خرگوش احتمالا در حالتی از رضایت درونی انتظار رخ دادنشون رو می کشه دوست دارم

سومین عنصر جذاب من همون رضایت پیش از رخداده. رضایتی که خرگوش رو دوباره به زندگی لذت بخش برمی گردونه و از همین زاویه است که مثلا در خیلی عکس ها خرگوش در لحظه های آخر در حال مطالعه یا ... دیده می شه - انگار پیشاپیش در رهایی سهیم شده و دیگه دغدغه ای نداره. البته این مطلب و مطلب پیشین با هم عجین اند

اصولا چه بسا بشه کتاب ها رو همراه با آثار بکت خوند - هر چند بکت شدیدتره و حتی این تلاش ها رو هم پس می زنه
Profile Image for Veronika Sebechlebská.
381 reviews129 followers
November 27, 2018
Pre niekoho zajace, ktoré omrzel život, pre mňa Bob a Bobek, čo sa kvôli problémom s platničkami vykašlali na cvičenie a dali sa na Jackass.



4 hviezdy, lebo kreatívny prístup k smrti vždy poteší.
Profile Image for Carmine.
593 reviews58 followers
April 20, 2018
Meglio farla finita

Ecatombe di coniglietti - piuttosto inebetiti, vista l'espressione - fanno di tutto per schiattare morti ammazzati attraverso ingegnosi e truculenti modus operandi.
Molto divertente; e la giusta dose di stronzaggine rende il tutto ancor più gratuito e surreale.
Profile Image for Kristijan.
216 reviews66 followers
November 24, 2014
Samo za one koji vole crni humor...
Jadne male pufnaste zekice kojima je dosta...
Profile Image for Fateme Beygi.
348 reviews118 followers
January 29, 2016
انقدر ساده و خلاق؟
در عین سادگی و زیرکی ایده های کاملا متفاوت و متنوع رایلی اون طنز تلخ و یا حتی گروتسک مانندکار یه وحشت عجیبی می اندازه به جون آدم.

قبلا کار رو به این صورت کامل و در قالب کتاب ندیده/نخونده بودم.
Profile Image for Dave Schaafsma.
Author 6 books31.5k followers
November 2, 2013
One page jokes with multiple ways bunnies might have committed suicide by British author/artist Riley. Funny, and because they are so WRONG, they will be hilarious to many people, like Helen Keller jokes or Ethiopian hunger jokes, etc. Crossing the line is what comedy is about, most of the time, seems to me, as that film about the Greatest Joke in the World discussed and demonstrated… the one who went the farthest got the most laughs… very interesting. So suicide is NOT an okay topic to laugh about… and killing furry little cute bunnies--also not okay-- but two books of these have proven popular, and this is because they are making fun of stuff that is not okay to make fun of…Rabelais was a model for this, and Bakhtin said it was carnival that helped the lower classes laugh at the rich and powerful… satire has a political, cultural and social function… and personal, too, of course... for adolescents and perpetual adolescents everywhere. I thought it was funny, given all that, I get the joke, but it's a single joke, essentially, told countless ways, getting funnier for some m=people maybe with every unnecessary repetition… I would have loved this at 16, for sure. At 60? Not so much, but I smiled a few times. For me my interest in it became more about the nature of comedy than anything else. Is even saying this much about it taking it too seriously and revealing I am not Riley's primary audience? Probably.
Profile Image for Caro.
722 reviews11 followers
May 30, 2018
Me cuesta trabajo entender que puede pasar por la cabeza de alguien para que se le ocurra que pequeñas y tiernas bolas peludas puedan tener conductas suicidas pero independientemente de eso, me acabo de volver a dar la divertida de mi vida.

Novela gráfica sin diálogos, con un tema bastante oscuro y a la vez muy divertido (varias técnicas son demasiado creativas y bastante absurdas). En lo personal me pasé de lo más entretenida con este librito y muero por continuar con la serie.

Para el resto de la serie de Conejitos suicidas , pica en las portadas:

El regreso de los conejitos suicidas (conejitos suicidas, #2) by Andy Riley El amanecer de los conejitos suicidas (conejitos suicidas, #3) by Andy Riley
Profile Image for Fereshteh.
250 reviews576 followers
July 15, 2015

شاید کمتر کسی برای خندوندن مخاطب سراغ ایده ی مرگ و خودکشی بره
طبیعتن نباید اصلن خنده دار باشه
ولی وقتی ماجراهای یه خرگوش کوچولویی رو دنبال می کنید که برای کندن از این دنیا این همه راه های مبتکرانه و پیچیده رو امتحان می کنه خنده به لب هاتون می یاد
خوندن که نه ! ولی تماشا کردن این مجموعه ی سه جلدی خالی از لطف نیست

بخشی از تلاش های ایشون

Profile Image for Anna Kļaviņa.
797 reviews198 followers
June 26, 2013
I like dark humour and I think my sense of humour is OK. This little book grabbed my attention and I found the first drawings amusing but soon I was bored.

And what the point of this book? To raise awareness or just make fun of people who have suicidal tendencies/consider suicide?

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213 reviews37 followers
April 11, 2015
"..very imaginative, very funny, very worrying if you are the author's mother" :D

Profile Image for Melissa Chung.
904 reviews326 followers
March 11, 2020
I got this graphic novel in a Bookoutlet box on accident. I didn’t buy it, it was just randomly put in there for whatever reason. This book has been sitting in a pile on my floor for a good two years. The author also wrote Gnomeo and Juliet the animated cartoon.

I found this graphic novel to be a very quick read. The illustrations were quite good. There were only about three pages with words so the majority, you just looked at pictures of different graphic ways rabbits could kill themselves.

This isn’t re-readable in my opinion so I’ll be passing it along to a friend.
Profile Image for Saboteadora.
231 reviews142 followers
May 29, 2021
Normal, para echar un rato viendo a conejitos suicidarse (o intentarlo) de maneras creativas. Me gusta más el de los cerdos egoístas.
Profile Image for La.Silbia.
78 reviews19 followers
December 19, 2011
Prendete una giornata in cui l'umore tende al colore grigio/nero, in cui si vorrebbe ringhiare in faccia ad ogni persona che osa proferire parola al vostro cospetto. Poi prendete questo libro, sfogatevi e aspettate: la luce divina della rinascita scenderà su di voi e sul vostro ghigno soddisfatto ed estatico.

Sono una persona cattiva, diciamocelo, e a volte nemmeno tanto simpatica (non storcete il naso e non negate, capita a tutti). E un libro di questo tipo, che offre brillanti spunti per le mie fantasie di tortura, no non su di me ma su altri, è estremamente catartico e ravviva-umore. Ché con la fantasia non si nuoce a nessuno, anzi magari ci scappa pure di raggiungere uno stato di beatitudine e serenità mentre facciamo crescere alla vittima prescelta un elegante e raffinato paio di orecchiette da coniglio.
Profile Image for Lisa Vegan.
2,802 reviews1,235 followers
July 9, 2009
This is undoubtedly the most perverted book I’ve ever read. It’s also ingenious, and it’s very funny.

My favorite suicidal bunnies are the “Beam me up Scotty” and “Noah’s Ark” and also the “airplane toilet” and, and, and so many others.

I’m reminded a little of Gary Larson and I love The Far Side. Here though, it’s all bunnies, all suicidal, all the time.

I see that there are other books of additional suicidal bunnies. I’m not sure how many more variations this author/illustrator can come up with, but I suspect it’s enough to make the other books worth checking out.

You have to have a really warped sense of humor and be in the right mood to appreciate these cartoons. I wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone, but I enjoyed it.

"Beam me up Scotty" is so good!
Profile Image for KaMi.
335 reviews27 followers
February 8, 2012
I don't know what it says about me as a person, but I proudly display this book and The Gashlycrumb Tinies on my physical bookshelf at home. I think they are delightful and they make me smile. Why do I find suicidal little bunnies charming and endearing? I probably don't want to know, I just know that I do. Such creative and imaginative little critters they are were.
Profile Image for Mimo.
131 reviews4 followers
September 10, 2007
Suicide is never funny, unless those who are doing themselves in are cartoon fluffy bunnies. I felt a little guilty laughing at it, but couldn't help myself. The cartoons were just too funny not to. My favorite was the bunny who stood on only half a circle to be beamed up on star trek.
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67 reviews124 followers
February 9, 2014
If you want to read about a fluffy cute white bunny committing suicide in a very funny-creative kinda way, then here ya gooo.
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