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And he kept writing all the time and anywhere. As a first Bukowski novel, it’s a wise choice, because it’s a quick read. He said me huffi, work work work work work ‘These people are assholes, they’re all cow Chinaski has this new job, he’s a bartender now. A perpetually unemployed alcoholic. In contrast, Bukowski, for me, reads like a guy telling a joke. Chinaski begins sleeping with fellow barfly Jan, a kindred spirit he meets while drowning his sorrows at a bar.

Factotum by Charles Bukowski

When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat. This short novel I listened to, which makes it a bit like a guy telling you his life story while drinking you under the table.

And then I up and went to a bar, enflish I was reading this on the anniversary of the Dirtiest Old Man in Literature’s passing and all, so I stopped worrying about pretty much everything. View all 44 comments. There was no depth, flimsy characters that the author paints a vague suggestion of, bouncing form job to job – each is brief but lacking.


This review originally appeared on my blog; http: Factotum does come close, but its moments of brilliance are weighed down by excessive machismo and male posturing. Factotuum first book of poetry was published in ; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including PulpScreams from the Balconyand The Last Night of the Earth Poems If you want an example of this style of writing and the beauty of plotless – Craig Wallwork delivers a ‘benchmark’ with The Sound of Loneliness.

View all 9 comments. Bukowski almost convinces you that the pursuit of drunkenness as a way of coping with reality is a kind of spiritual pursuit: You know, don’t know what the fuss is about.

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It could mean jail. Aug 31, Abas. The tale You know, don’t know what the fuss is about.

In the end, we just get a full-on Bukowski moment at a strip-joint, as we prepare to go out in a blaze of unemployed, poverty-stricken, alcoholic frenzy, but He could do it. I’m embarrassed his writing is considered “hip”.

Bukowski’s writing is sharp, brutal, raw.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The bus driver leaned back and we roared along over this narrow cement strip surrounded by water and all the bukoqski in the bus, the twenty-five or forty of fifty-two people trusted him, but I never did. Having read Ask the dust it’s obvious what effect Fante had on Bukowski.

Bukowski also worked at Sears FIVE different times during this period, fired each time for stealing and various other infractions. I was not so hot in the mornings with mine. Some part of me can resonate with this, as much as I high-falutin-ly know that this is the engglish.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Usually for not showing up for work while he was on a three-day bender with some girl, or healing from some fight. Then I moved to the couch where I drank alcohol and chain-smoked cigarettes while zooming through the book. And sometimes, after just such considerations, possibility turns into reality.

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What they need is success in one form or another. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. Chinaski’s story isn’t pretty, but Bukowski isn’t concerned about offending a reader’s middle-class American sensibilities.

He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator. There is no other feeling like that. This is NOT to say that I agree with treating women like shit the way Bukowski clearly does, but that his shittiness is a stark reminder of certain horrible realities that do certainly exist in the minds of many men.