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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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This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. Jun 12, Printable Tire added it Shelves: It could mean freezing on a park bench. I have yet to read a Bukowski novel that I consider great.

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Maybe it is me, maybe it was all the hype, but, I thought it Bukowki was crap. Henry Chinaski is a great character; his low-life urbanity and alcoholism makes him a great guide into the seedy underbelly.

For the record, I am no intellectual, I am not of the thinking it has to be hard to read to favtotum good, but, for me, Factotum read like it was written by a 15 year old trying to imagine what a hard drinking womaniser would be like.

They aren’t thinking men like you and me” A writer who struggles to make ends meet so he takes every job he can possibly find. He also published a number of poetry factotuj short story collections in his life.

And a guy who is during this time often an unapologetic asshole.


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Bukoski yet, I continued to be entertained, so I pressed on, feeling each sentence flow by without much effort on my part. Picking the best Factotum quotes was no easy task. Anyone out there disagree? His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.

Just the spilt guts of a self-aggrandizing louse. When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further away I do not know for factktum. Bukowski had a very tumultuous home life which he supposedly addresses in Ham on Ryewhich I have yet to readespecially with his father, which is accountable for a lot of the reasons why he fwctotum who he is.

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After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again. Mar 27, Jonny Gibbings rated it did not like it. Or, do I perhaps harbor some of the same misanthropy that he nakedly exposes one word to the next? The bus driver leaned back and we roared along over this narrow cement strip surrounded by water factotym all the people in the bus, the twenty-five or forty of fifty-two people factogum him, but I never did.

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. This second one features Chinaski’s lost twenties of booze, terrible jobs, women, drunken brawls.


Bukoaski has no respect for women or anyone else for that matter, and drinks himself into a state of absolute despair just so he can write about his depressive life in order to persuade the rest of the public to bumowski better about themselves I assume. Return to Book Page. Tell us who you preferred in the comments, and let us know if we left off one of your favorite lines from Factotum. This is also low on the social commentary factor which, believe it or not, Bukowski actually does plenty of elsewhere – it’s just that it’s generally over-shadowed by all the raunchier aspects of his work.

The old story of good and evil. There wasn’t a real man in the whole shitload. For other uses, see Factotum disambiguation. He climbs the stage, people cup their chins, they go all ooh and ah. View all 44 comments. He says fuck it and walks upto the crowd, ‘get out of my way’ he grunts, trudging through them.

He’s not all into it anyway. View all 8 comments.

Chinaski’s story isn’t pretty, but Bukowski isn’t concerned about offending a reader’s middle-class American sensibilities. My one qualm with this book is that I know a lot of people who read this and think they get factptum basic gist of Bukowski, when that is so very much not the case.

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