This is my first Bukowski book. It was inconvenient. I do not mean this in a bad way at all, I mean it is the kind of book that gives me an. One of Charles Bukowski’s best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-e. Factotum by Charles Bukowski (Jun 5 ) [aa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of Charles Bukowski’s best, this beer-soaked.

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They experience a weariness beyond fatigue. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books Charles Bukowski was the only child of an American soldier and a German mother. What is your favourite Charles Bukowski book?

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.

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All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. In one job, he got paid by a bar owner 5 bucks and all the shots of whiskey he could drink to clean a total of six window blinds, which as it turns out took him all day, and in the end required—because he was of course drunk–the help of all his fellow bar patrons, for whom he used the five bucks to buy a round this was the fifties, when five bucks could actually almost buy a bar a round; well, almost.

But what was Bukowski, really? I seem to recall I did. There is no other feeling like that. One I have a sort of pre-emptive dislike-verging-on-loathing of Bukowski, which I think is rooted in my post-adolescent rejection of and disillusionment with the Beat writers whom I absolutely adored in high school.


The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, that I was qualified for a job, was too much for me. She’s sort of dusky and short, wearing black lipsticks. Charles Bukowski’s posthumous legend continues to grow. Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. This article is about Charles Bukowski’s novel.

He can’t remember the name of the woman he had sex with last night, or was it last hour? His manias, his phobias, his inept attempts at becoming a functioning member of society that buklwski him to realize he truly wasn’t a man meant for this world His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.

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I guess how he seems to be able to walk into any bar, in any state in America and it is full of easy women who, for a drink will just give it away, just pissed me off. Oh, and there isn’t much plot, not that I have a problem with that usually.

Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. But it’s just too weak for me. Oct 25, George K. View all 9 comments.

This is NOT to say that I agree with treating women like shit the way Ffactotum clearly does, but that his shittiness is a stark reminder of certain horrible realities that do certainly exist in the minds of many men. Well, my answer to factotu first query is still “NO” and my response to the second still “YES” but contemplating these things during my read was enriching in some way, so I reluctantly give some credit there to ol’ CB.


It only hindered it. He also published a number of poetry and short story collections in his life.

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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: Factotum by Charles Bukowski. But yet, I continued to be entertained, so I pressed on, feeling each sentence flow by without much effort on my part. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. And he kept writing all the time and anywhere. Paperbackpages. As a first Bukowski novel, it’s a wise choice, because it’s a quick read.

Maybe it is me, maybe it was all the hype, but, I thought it Factotum was crap. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I knew that if I was driving that i would consider the possibility or desirability of drowning everybody.

I do not know for sure. Bukowski will be hilarious for some, and too offensive for many, but he can sure tell a story. Open Preview See a Bukowsoi

There was no depth, flimsy characters that the author paints a vague suggestion of, bouncing form job to job – each is brief but lacking. The bar is pretty noisy, this singer’s all, work work work work. Return to Book Page.

The novel is surprisingly moving and filled with wit and insight.