Category: Charles Bukowski

8 Rapid Reviews

I’ve been reading voraciously this summer but have definitely not been keeping up with reviews! I think that’s in large part due to the fact that I was teaching three classes and involved with two (now three – ha!) important and in-depth professional projects… Continue Reading “8 Rapid Reviews”

Review: Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski

Some people have no idea what they’re talking about when they review this book. Beware of those who say the book was bigoted or that all the stories seemed the same. This tells you something about the reader – not the book. Every raw… Continue Reading “Review: Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski”

Review: Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

Sad and comic autobiography of an outcast’s youth during America’s Great Depression. Vivid descriptions and honesty to the past are two of the “pros” for this novel. The “cons” include a lack of any real plot or character development (static, everyone) and humor that… Continue Reading “Review: Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski”

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