There wasn't a real man in the whole shitload. This is one of the most smart words about bukowski books that I have ever read. Isolation is the gift. He did what he had to do to make it work.
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Charles Bukowski — Factotum | Book review
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I was a night man.
Best Charles Bukowski Quotes from the Novel “Factotum”
Chinaski has this new job, he's a bartender now. Sean Yes, and he hid there til his very last days. The tale You know, don't know what the fuss is about. For the record, I am no intellectual, I am not of the thinking it has to be hard to read to be good, but, for me, Factotum read like it was written by a 15 factptum old trying to imagine what a hard drinking womaniser would be like.
It could mean mockery--isolation. I blew through it in days.
When you read, for example Palahniuk's description and detail of Marla Singer in Fight Club, even about Chloe, who was about to die, he puts you there with a richness and prose that complements the dark text.
Mar 17, Brian rated it really liked it Bukowxki to Brian by: I find such comfort in his distressing words. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
I happened to get something from it, and I think that's a good thing. Having read Ask the dust it's obvious what effect Fante had on Bukowski. Click here for bukowzki list of interest-specific sites grouped by category. Absolutely pick this up, but don't let this be the only thing of his that you read. Henry Chinaski is a great character; his low-life urbanity and alcoholism makes him a great guide into the seedy buoowski.
He did what he had to do to make it work. Mar 27, Jonny Gibbings rated it did not like it.
At least he manages to start discussions like these. But yet, I continued to be entertained, so I pressed on, feeling each sentence flow by without much effort on my part. Oct 10, Joshua Nomen-Mutatio rated it it was ok Shelves: A foul excuse for contemporary literature- it's more like contemptuous literature.
As it happens, all of them come back with a rejection slip.
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I suppose reading his novels and short stories is something like staring at a car crash or returning to the scene of the crime: A man could write much better after eating a porterhouse steak and drinking a pint of whiskey than he could ever write after eating a nickel candy bar. They experience a weariness beyond fatigue.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking. They don't know how to think! This is by no means helped by the emotionally, and in some cases mentally, unstable women he chooses to surround facrotum with; not to mention his heavy drinking.