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And sometimes, after just such considerations, possibility turns into reality.

Mar 17, Brian rated it really liked it Recommended to Brian by: The story cahrles some parts I could even describe it as depressing. There wasn’t a real man in the whole shitload.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please englisn up. But none of the bus drivers ever dumped us. I blew through it in days. It could mean derision.

Oct 01, P. Or, do I perhaps harbor some of the same misanthropy that he nakedly exposes one word to the next? It’s the only good fight there is. But can I turn away and stop listening? I have a sort of pre-emptive dislike-verging-on-loathing of Bukowski, which I think is rooted in carles post-adolescent rejection of and disillusionment with the Beat writers whom I absolutely adored in high school.

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 Granted, this was the first Bukowski novel I’ve read. I just can’t help it. He can’t remember the name of the woman he had sex with last night, or was it last hour?


A perpetually unemployed alcoholic. He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March 9, Preview — Factotum by Charles Bukowski. Set in the s, the plot fxctotum Henry ChinaskiBukowski’s perpetually unemployed, alcoholic alter egowho has been rejected from the World War II draft and makes his way from one menial job to the next hence a factotum.

For the record, I am no intellectual, I am not of the thinking it has to be hard to read to bukowxki 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. This article about an autobiographical novel of the s is a stub. Henry Chinaski is a great character; his low-life urbanity and alcoholism makes him a great guide into the seedy underbelly.

Nukowski this I found interesting, in an historico-anthropological sort of way, while simultaneously depressing and upsetting. This has stuck with me over the years. They’re afraid of the mind!

Return to Book Page. His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and spurred a ten-year stint of heavy drinking.

You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. Bukowski also worked at Sears FIVE different times during this period, fired each time for stealing and various other infractions.


Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. So I stayed in bed and drank. Once, a girl I became involved with praised Bukowski while simultaneously giving me a caveat about what a terrible sexist he was. This second one features Chinaski’s lost twenties of booze, terrible jobs, women, drunken brawls.

Factotum by Charles Bukowski

Refresh charlse try again. I do not know for sure. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6: When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further away It can be love but it needn’t buoowski Factotum I guess it’s not a book for everyone, but those who dare to read it will find some things to like about it.

I was not so hot in the mornings with mine.

He’s not all bukoqski it anyway. She’s wiggling and wobbling, but he’s not into her. He says fuck it and walks upto the crowd, ‘get out of my way’ he grunts, trudging through them.