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Old 10-21-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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I've only read two of his novels, "Women," and, "Hollywood". He was quite a prolific and celebrated poet as well. What I immediately liked about his prose style was the bare-boned honesty of every line. What I didn't like was both plots were predictable.

Can anyone recommend other novels of his?
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I used to keep Hot Water Music (a short story collection) in my nightstand; always good for a laugh before bed.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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My husband loves Bukowski. He likes Factotum and is currently reading Notes of a Dirty Old Man.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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My husband loves Bukowski. He likes Factotum and is currently reading Notes of a Dirty Old Man.
I've seen the movie Factotum, with Matt Dillon and Marisa Tomei.

Are these both novels?

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Old 10-22-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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I used to keep Hot Water Music (a short story collection) in my nightstand; always good for a laugh before bed.
Yeah, I've heard of that collection. I think I'll check it out. I might prefer a short story format with him, since my gripe with his novels is their just isn't much story. I think, from what I've read, that this guy was unique. His style made Hemingway look pretentious.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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I've seen the movie Factotum, with Matt Dillon and Marisa Tomei.

Are these both novels?
Yes, they're both novels!
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Yes, they're both novels!
I'll check 'em out. Thanks to you and your husband. What does he like about Bukowski's writing?
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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I'll check 'em out. Thanks to you and your husband. What does he like about Bukowski's writing?

He reminds him of his uncle, frankly. Something abut the sound of his 'spoken word' soothes him as well. But really, I think he likes his honesty and his disdain for man.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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Best Bukowski quote (in Barfly):
"You don't like people, do you?"
"It's not that I don't like people...I just seem to feel so much better when they're not around."
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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Best Bukowski quote (in Barfly):
"You don't like people, do you?"
"It's not that I don't like people...I just seem to feel so much better when they're not around."
One of the best quotes ever! And another reason my husband loves him...his sentiments exactly. Poor dear, and he's married to such an incurable ham.
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