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As a first Bukowski novel, it’s a wise choice, because it’s a quick read. Henry Chinaski drifts through the seedy city streets of lower-class LA in search of a job.

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I was a night man. Books by Charles Bukowski. And then I up and went to a bar, since I was reading this on the anniversary of the Dirtiest Old Man in Literature’s passing and all, so I stopped worrying about pretty much everything. He is consistently rejected by the only publishing house he respects, but is driven to continue by the knowledge that he could do better than the authors they publish. I guess how he seems to be able to walk into any bar, in any state in America and it is full of easy women who, for a drink will just give it away, just pissed me off.

This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. I wanted to love Bukowski. 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.

His day-to-day existence spirals One cahrles 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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His first book of poetry was published in ; he went on to publish more than charlee books of poetry and prose, including PulpScreams from the Balconyand The Last Night of the Earth Poems Bukowski holds a strange attraction for me. If you want an example of this style of writing and the beauty of plotless – Craig Wallwork delivers a ‘benchmark’ with The Sound of Loneliness.

Chuck Buck prides himself as a worthless human filled with anger and bitterness towards all his fellow men. Bukowwski from ” https: They were thinking instead of car payments, baseball scores, haircuts, vacations, enemas, family visits.

His manias, his phobias, his inept attempts at becoming a functioning member of society that lead him to realize he truly wasn’t a man meant for this bukowskk Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Mar 17, Brian rated it really liked it Recommended to Brian by: The bus driver leaned back and we roared along over this My first Bukowski novel And he kept writing all the time and anywhere. I really look forward to reading it, as I was recommended both books by a reliable source.

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He can’t remember the name of the woman he had sex with last night, or was it last hour? She was now probably saying the same thing about me to him.

Bukowski will be hilarious for some, and too offensive for many, but he can sure tell a story. Some part of me can resonate with this, as much as I high-falutin-ly know that this is the case. When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further away This short novel I listened to, which makes it a bit like a guy telling you his life story while drinking you under the table.

Knowing some Joes like him, I wish they took their minds of the bottle and did something productive like write it all down.


When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat. This article factotuk about Charles Bukowski’s novel.

There were times while reading this short novel that I had to stop and wonder if my aspiration to one day be the female Bukowski is either setting my sights too high or placing the bar too low. Factotum by Charles Bukowski. I blew through it in days. View all 9 comments. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I always got to work sick but safe.

In the end, we just get a full-on Bukowski moment at a strip-joint, as we prepare to go out in a blaze of unemployed, poverty-stricken, alcoholic frenzy, but But what was Bukowski, really?

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The willingness to try and portray forbidden behaviours and shock readers is what makes Factotum such a great engllish. Chinaski begins sleeping with fellow barfly Jan, a kindred spirit he meets while drowning his sorrows at a bar. He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, charlex, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator.

Chinaski drifts through the seedy city streets of lower-class Los Angeles in search of a job that will not come between him and his favtotum love: I am so glad that I read it again because there were so many quotes I’ve missed when I first read it.