And the Ass Saw the Angel

I just finished reading Nick Cave’s And the Ass Saw the Angel. Maybe I’m arriving late to the party but I didn’t even know he wrote a novel until I found Sarai’s copy a couple years ago. It took me until now to actually read it but had I known what to expect I would have read it a long time ago. Amazing book, and full of some of the most disturbing imagery imaginable. I’m still thinking about it.

I strongly recommend it to any fan of Nick Cave’s songwriting, especially his darker stuff.


babystrange says:

excellent! i’ve had a copy of that laying around forever, and i keep meaning to read it. a friend of mine told me it’s all about agriculture and he was bored? so it’s good to hear from someone who enjoyed it.

kchrist says:

Agriculture?? It takes place in a rural area that produces sugar, but that’s about the extent of it.

There is one very brief point near the beginning where the annual sugar production over a few years is shown but this has nothing to do with the sugar itself, but rather the effect of an otherwise unrelated event. He obviously wasn’t paying very close attention.

babystrange says:

i think he was being vaguely sarcastic and didn’t read too far into it before deciding it wasn’t worthy.

he is also a snooty book snob and i would probably love nearly anything nick cave does.