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Charles Bukowski’s posthumous legend continues to grow. As it happens, all of them come back with a rejection slip.

Want to Read saving…. I suppose reading his novels and short stories is something like staring at a car crash or returning to the scene favtotum the crime: I’m embarrassed his writing is considered “hip”.

When you read, for example Palahniuk’s description and detail of Marla Singer in Fight Club, even about Chloe, who was about to die, he puts you there with a richness and prose that complements the dark text.

View all 44 comments. Bukowski almost convinces you that the pursuit of drunkenness as a way of coping with reality is a kind of wnglish pursuit: His day-to-day existence spirals One of Charles Bukowski’s best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America.


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They’re afraid of the mind! He climbs the stage, people cup their chins, they go all ooh and ah.

I seem to recall I did. But what was Bukowski, really? Oct 10, Joshua Nomen-Mutatio rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s a credit to Bukowski’s genius that he can make a character and not a caricature.

Jul 19, Lawnzilla rated it it was amazing Shelves: This has stuck with me over the years. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It could mean mockery–isolation.

He wanted to be a writer. Granted, this was the first Bukowski novel I’ve read. It just chales me sad. I knew that if I was driving that i would consider the possibility or desirability of drowning everybody.


Factotum by Charles Bukowski

Goodreads tactotum you keep track of books you want to read. Henry Chinaski is a great character; his low-life urbanity and alcoholism makes him a great guide into the seedy underbelly. This is NOT to say that I agree with treating women like shit the way Bukowski clearly does, but that his shittiness is a stark reminder of certain horrible realities that do certainly exist in the minds of many men.


I just can’t help it.

I am so glad that I read it again because there were so many quotes I’ve missed when I first read it. Just the spilt guts of a self-aggrandizing louse.

Even the contemptible attitudes displayed toward women have an oddly true ring to them. I found so many similarities, but I still like Factotum more. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Factotum is the second wnglish by American author Charles Bukowski. Welcome Henry Chinaski, Bukowski’s ever sarcastic, cynical, alcoholic and perpetually unemployed alter-ego. Views Read Edit View history.