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Charles Bukowsk is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.
It is a very easy to read book and flows quickly from begining to end (I read it in about 2 1/2 hours).
Everyone can understand being in a horrible job at one point in there life and he nails what it feels like to be stuck.
Bukowski's prose style is crude, rude, and raw; often very funny, sometimes shocking, and sometimes poignant.
Great read. I blew through it in 3 days. I couldn't get enough. Now I'm on women.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
How can someone be eloquently rude and funny at the same time? It is a story of a journey spent at the post office and now I have an inclination to make this job application.Published 8 days ago by Dr. Benjamin Pei
Was feeling lousy about my life when I started reading and felt like a million bucks, when I finished. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Richard T. Jenkins
I had been meaning to read this book (or really, any prose work by Bukowski)for a while because I had heard many good things about him and his writing. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Comrade_Bazarov
Bukowski was one of the greats. His work holds up and than some.Published 17 days ago by Jan M. Jablonsky
If you have never before read anything by Brett Easton Ellis, Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller, or Chuck Palahniuk this might be interesting. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Ilya Fishman