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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Chinaski just lost his th job. The story at some parts I could even describe it as depressing.

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The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, facottum I was qualified for a job, was too much bukkowski me.

When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further away I just can’t help it. This second one features Chinaski’s lost twenties of booze, terrible jobs, women, drunken brawls. Preview — Factotum by Charles Bukowski. I find myself relating so much to Henry Chinaski. They have no intelligence! I wanted to love Bukowski.

Knowing some Joes like him, I wish they took their minds of the bottle and did something productive like write it all down. The myth of the ubkowski artist was a hoax. They were thinking instead of car payments, baseball scores, haircuts, vacations, enemas, family visits.


Are you a good one? For other uses, see Factotum disambiguation. There’s only one scene in Factotum that illustrates his father’s treatment of him and his mothers’ unwillingness to restrain his father – and it’s one of the most memorable of the book.

This review originally appeared on my blog; http: Oh, and there isn’t much plot, not that I have a problem with that usually. A perpetually unemployed alcoholic.

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It could mean freezing on a park bench. This article about an autobiographical novel of the s is a stub. Following the narrative of being employed many, many times, failing bkuowski getting fired just as many, drinking, drinking, drinking to a sickening degreeand barnacle-ing to the hulls of a series of horrendously-depicted females. 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.

Very little imagination seemed to be at work here. He said me huffi, work work work work work ‘These people are assholes, they’re all cowards’, he murmurs again. One of Charles Bukowski’s best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America.

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And a guy who is during this time often bukwoski unapologetic asshole. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. Sometimes it was a new driver, and I thought, how do they select these sons bkowski bitches? 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 View all 44 comments.

Otherwise, don’t even start. What they need is success in one form or another. He also published a number of poetry and short story collections in his life. Please suggest any similar books to factotum? Hurry and get a good script; Tom is getting old.

Factotum by Charles Bukowski

You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. Isolation is the gift.

His screenplay Barfly was turned into a movie starring Mickey Rourke in Return to Book Page.