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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But it’s just too weak for me. People don’t need love. 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 I seem to recall I did.

Just the spilt guts of a self-aggrandizing louse. Isolation is the gift.

View all 15 comments. Chuck Buck prides himself as a worthless human filled with anger and bitterness towards all his fellow men. For the record, I am no intellectual, I am not of the thinking it has to be hard to read to be 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. Or, do I perhaps harbor some of the same misanthropy that he nakedly exposes one word to the next?

Paperbackpages. Aug 09, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of the text ‘fluff’ to get to a punchline that never actually happens. The bus driver leaned back and we roared along over this narrow cement strip surrounded by water and all the people in the bus, the twenty-five or forty of fifty-two people trusted him, but I never did.


This is by no means helped by the emotionally, and in some cases mentally, unstable women he chooses to surround himself with; not to mention his heavy drinking.

He can’t remember the name of the woman he had sex with last night, or was it last hour? Then I moved to the couch where I drank alcohol and chain-smoked bukowsoi while zooming through the book.

Best Charles Bukowski Quotes from the Novel “Factotum”

Tell us who you preferred in the comments, and let us know if we left off one of your favorite lines from Factotum. And a guy who is during this time often an unapologetic asshole. His first book of poetry was published in ; he went on to publish more than forty-five books of poetry and bukowaki, including PulpScreams from the Balconyand The Last Night of the Earth Poems There’s deep water on both sides of us and with one error of judgment he’ll kill us all.

Very little imagination seemed to be at work here. View all 10 comments.

Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed. Bukkwski you want an example of this style of writing and the beauty of plotless – Craig Wallwork delivers a ‘benchmark’ with The Sound of Loneliness. This article is about Charles Bukowski’s novel.


His manias, his phobias, his inept attempts at becoming a functioning member of society that lead him to realize he truly wasn’t a man meant for this world Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 44 comments.

Factotum by Charles Bukowski

Otherwise, don’t even start. I was a night man. I have yet to read a Bukowski novel that I consider great. Henry Chinaski is Charles Bukowski alter ego so you suspect this is a semi-autobiographical novel that tries to capture not only his uncompromising love for writing but the isolation and loneliness he must feel. She’s sort of dusky and short, wearing black lipsticks. The story at some parts I could even describe it as depressing.

This review originally appeared on my blog; http: But as his best Bukowski is worth the offense: It could mean freezing on a park bench. The novel, which was the second written by Charles Hukowski, was published in Bukowski will be hilarious for some, and too offensive for many, but he can sure tell a story.