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The novel was based on Bukowski's experience with the writing for the movie 'Barfly'.
What lends _Hollywood_ its wonderful resonance is its realness--the boldness and the pluck of its coarse leading player, Charles Bukowski/Hank Chinaski.
If you are a lover of Bukowski and a lover of Barfly the movie, this is a five star classic.
Some amazing stuff here, of course. Not Bukowski's best book, but at times his genius is clear. His ability to show through individual pursuits what is wrong with the world,... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jake D. Parent
I enjoyed this book very much. It's very different to look at that environment from a screen writers point of view.
It's full of dialogue but not much character development. Read more
Not every author becomes a FAVORITE and the writing style of this author made it a cumbersome read. The story line was ok.Published 2 months ago by tony b
I'm forced to give a star so I'm giving the minimal.
WTF? I'm 25% into the book and am having trouble justifying going any further. Read more
This book dealt with the early years in commercial aviation. Unfortunately, it incorporated a major tragedy.Published 2 months ago by Richard
Just could not connect with the author's style of writing. Possibly because I didn't start with the first book in the series to acquaint myself with the characters but I've done... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Virginia Sparks
Excellent as always by Mr. Bukowski... now I want to see the movie!Published 3 months ago by celeste staley