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.
Hank Chinaski ; wino, womaniser, dead beat . But on the advice of another drunk, he takes up a job with the Post Office. Read morePublished 5 days ago by An admirer of Saul
Laughed my a** off. Bukowski is poredictably hilarious and crass, but the excess of his banality allows us to catch a glimpse of the sublime.Published 6 days ago by Droid1980
What was humorous and sort of acceptable behavior for a fictional character in 1971 simply does not translate to the new millennium. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Thom J. Bowers
I thought his first book might be a more tepid Bukowski, as he found his footing. I was wrong. Bukowski was fully realized from book one.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
OK, but has a lot of bad Language and sex. Not a kid book. Also, I am a letter carrier with 24 years of service. USPS it not even close to what Charles describes today. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Terrie
Well written and highly entertaining by the master himself, Charles Bukowski.Published 1 month ago by Zarda