Nick Cave by Reinhard Kleist
Mercy on Me

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Mercy on Me offers plentiful visual delights and will no doubt be an essential purchase for ardent fans, but the less committed may find 328 pages of angst-ridden Bad Boy a stretch.
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Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave (b. 1957) is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output—always uncompromising, hypnotic, and intense—is defined by an extraordinary gift for storytelling. In Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist employs a cast of characters drawn from Cave’s music and writing to tell the story of a formidable artist and influencer. Kleist paints an expressive and enthralling portrait of Cave’s childhood in Australia; his early years fronting The Birthday Party; the sublime highs of his success with The Bad Seeds; and the crippling lows of his battle with heroin. Capturing everything from Cave’s frenzied performances in Berlin to the tender moments he spent with love and muse Anita Lane, Kleist’s graphic biography, like Cave’s songs, is by turns electrifying, sentimental, morbid, and comic—but always engrossing.
 
 

About Reinhard Kleist

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Reinhard Kleist is an award-winning graphic novelist best known for his graphic biographies Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness, The Boxer, and An Olympic Dream. He lives in Berlin.
 
Published September 19, 2017 by SelfMadeHero. 280 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Michel Faber on Sep 21 2017

Mercy on Me offers plentiful visual delights and will no doubt be an essential purchase for ardent fans, but the less committed may find 328 pages of angst-ridden Bad Boy a stretch.

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