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There is no other feeling like that. Sign up to receive offers and updates: My one qualm with this book is that I know a lot of people who read this and think they get the basic gist of Bukowski, when that is so very much not the case.

The meandering, the wandering. And while he speaks of little else beyond sad, failed, alcoholic people, he manages to make it seem far less about him –the almighty, misanthropic author–and more about said sad, failed, alcoholic people.

This is also low on the social commentary factor which, believe it or not, Bukowski actually does plenty of elsewhere – it’s just that it’s generally over-shadowed by all the raunchier aspects of his work. Maybe it was bad, maybe it was good to take on Bukowski at this buokvski of moment, but I felt pretty good reading him, some weight bukoski lifted off my back and even with the crippling depression threatening at every corner, I was still successfully evasive of it and keeping a “why would I bother” attitude.


Un ficat revoltat, un rinichi.

It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work.

The bus driver leaned back and we roared along over this My first Bukowski novel Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nasty Drunk I’d heard multiple times that Bukowski was a shit to women, but a really good writer. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.

The willingness to try and portray forbidden behaviours and shock readers is what makes Factotum such a great read.

Factotum by Charles Bukowski (2 star ratings)

The old story of good and evil. It’s basically just an asshole who remains an asshole. It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. I bukvoski read your stuff.

Factotum by Charles Bukowski

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I always got to work sick but safe. May 17, Madeleine rated it really liked it Shelves: I love the way he writes, he writes the way darts hit a dartboard. Even the most horrible human being on earth deserves to wipe his ass.

I can’t help but feel that Bukowski’s one trick is telling these vignettes of him getting drunk, saying funny things, and then being an asshole and screwing up his life. We see Henry get hired and fired from one job after another for various reasons, usually all stemming from his alcoholism which likely stems from some kind of mental illness that’s never addressed.


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Oct 10, Joshua Nomen-Mutatio rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Some part of me can resonate with this, as much as I high-falutin-ly know that this is the case. La final m-am decis.

His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. I wanted to love Bukowski.

This book confirmed for me that Bukowski only tells the one story. I can relate to the feeling of a job slowly rubbing away at you like sandpaper, but what I don’t enjoy apparently is reading about the misadventures of desultory drunks. And all of this would be great if there was some point or a lesson to be taken out of it, or if at least the writing was beautiful.

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