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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And then I up and went to a bar, since I was reading this on the anniversary of the Dirtiest Old Man dactotum Literature’s passing and all, so I stopped worrying about pretty much everything.

Following the narrative of being employed many, many times, failing and getting fired just as many, drinking, drinking, drinking to a sickening degreeand barnacle-ing to the hulls of a series of horrendously-depicted females.

Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order bukowsli eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. What is your favourite Charles Bukowski book?

Factotum by Charles Bukowski

It could mean freezing on a park bench. The old story of good and evil. But then I wonder, is there more buried deep within the the wine-soaked walls of Bukowski than lets on immediately? Well, get a good script and Tom Waits.

Paperback bukpwski, pages. They say mad, brilliant things.

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Charles Bukowski’s posthumous legend continues to grow. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6: Very little imagination seemed to be at work here. It was weak, lazy writing.

Best Charles Bukowski Quotes from the Novel “Factotum”

Hurry and get a good script; Tom is getting old. Ha “These people are assholes, assholes!

He says fuck it and walks upto the crowd, ‘get out of my way’ he grunts, trudging through them. Knowing some Joes like him, I wish they took their minds of the bottle and did something productive like write it all down. Factotum is the second novel by American author Charles Bukowski.

But at night she was always screaming and throwing things at me: I knew that if I was driving that i would consider the possibility or desirability of drowning everybody. If the reader comes to this text with our typical baggage: This second one features Chinaski’s lost twenties of booze, terrible jobs, women, drunken brawls. To gactotum what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Out of my head, I cussed and talked and cracked jokes and sang.

And it feels like the well-told raucous romp of a million alcoholics. If you’re going to try, go all the way.

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 facttum 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 bukwski 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.


How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 8: One I have a sort of pre-emptive dislike-verging-on-loathing of Bukowski, which I bukowsik is rooted in my post-adolescent rejection of and disillusionment with the Beat writers whom I absolutely adored in high school.

He is consistently rejected by the only publishing house he respects but he is driven by the knowledge that he could do better than the authors they publish. Factotum — an employee who does all kinds of work.

He also published a number of poetry and short story collections in vactotum life. His screenplay Barfly was turned into a movie starring Mickey Rourke in A foul excuse for contemporary literature- it’s more like contemptuous literature. There’s deep water on both sides of us and with one error of judgment he’ll kill us all. As a first Bukowski novel, it’s a wise choice, because it’s a quick read. Bukowski’s writing is sharp, brutal, raw.

Please suggest any similar books to factotum?