Low-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Now, at fifty, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, running three hundred hangovers a year, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova.
With all of Bukowski's trademark humor and gritty, dark honesty, this 1978 follow-up to Post Office and Factotum is an uncompromising account of life on the edge.
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Bukowski is a god
Great read. Writes in a way that carries you through the book like a movie.
It's wasn't bad, I became bored of the same predictable storyline. But I could relate to this a little while in between serious relationships. Good reading for a classic.
This is Bukowski at his best. As always, written like a true poet. Some of the stories are so real that you almost want to ignore them because they remind you of real life, and some of those situations you prefer to deny happened to you. But then you find yourself unable to put the book down, and you just keep on reading, laughing, grimacing, and wondering how someone can write so good.