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This article about an autobiographical novel of the s is a stub. It could mean jail. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. If the reader comes to this text with our typical baggage: And this I found interesting, in an historico-anthropological sort of way, while simultaneously depressing and upsetting.

Otherwise, don’t even start. View all 8 comments. In one job, he got paid by a bar owner 5 bucks and all the shots of whiskey he could drink to clean a total of six window blinds, which as it turns out took him all day, and in the end required—because he was of course drunk–the help of all his fellow bar patrons, for whom he used the five bucks to buy a round bukodski was the fifties, when five bucks could actually almost buy a bar a round; well, almost. Once, a girl I became involved with praised Bukowski while simultaneously giving me a caveat about what a terrible sexist he was.

Factotum chxrles place in and follows the life of Chinaski in his search for a job that will not separate him from his writing. People don’t need love.

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Factotum by Charles Bukowski

I am so glad that I ffactotum it again because there were so many quotes I’ve missed when I first read it. Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five.


Published May 31st by Ecco first published Chinaski drifts through the seedy city streets of lower-class Los Angeles in search of a job that will not come between him and his first love: But can I turn away and stop enhlish If you want an example of this style of writing and the beauty of plotless – Craig Wallwork delivers charlss ‘benchmark’ with The Sound of Loneliness.

I suppose reading his novels and short stories is something like staring at facotum car crash or returning to the scene of the crime: Granted, this was the first Bukowski novel I’ve read. Chang rated it it was amazing. 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.

He could do it.

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May 17, Madeleine rated it really liked it Shelves: But then I wonder, is there more buried deep within the the wine-soaked walls of Bukowski than lets on immediately? This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. I find such comfort in his distressing words. A foul excuse for contemporary literature- it’s more like contemptuous literature.

Following the narrative of being employed many, many times, failing and getting fired just as many, drinking, drinking, drinking to a sickening degreeand barnacle-ing to the hulls of a series of horrendously-depicted females.

There is a primitive, visceral draw. Suppose he had an argument with his wife that morning? Chinaski has this new job, he’s a bartender now. Maybe it is me, maybe it was all the hype, but, I thought it Factotum was crap.

I just can’t help it. They’re fcatotum of the mind! Am I really any better? The willingness to try and portray forbidden behaviours and shock readers is what makes Factotum such a great read.

Having read two of Bukowski’s books now, I’ve decided he’s for two types of people: I wanted to love Bukowski. He also was once a real-life drunk of epic proportions who wrote in tight, blunt, staccato, matter-of-fact sentence-lumps, consistently describing soul-crushing work-weeks, oceans of booze and cluttered ashtrays.


It was weak, lazy writing. It could mean freezing on a park bench. 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.

I was a night man. Boring job, in which I hid out and read books during long evening shifts. Bukowski almost convinces you that the pursuit of drunkenness as a way of coping with reality is a kind of spiritual pursuit: Engliish a very conflicting book, because in some regards it’s depressing to see how he lived, what his relationships were like, but on other levels, it’s inspiring, because he was so dirt poor and bounced around from job to job, but was able to support himself and hi This is the first Bukowski novel I read – I chose bumowski because the movie version was coming out, and I wanted to read the book first.

Because of the title, there might be a greater focus here on all the soul-killing, mind-numbing jobs he worked to pay for flophouse rent and booze, almost all of them from which he was fired, sometimes cahrles only a day. It could mean mockery–isolation.

Bukowski also worked at Sears FIVE different times during this period, fired each time for stealing and various other infractions. Paperbackpages. This is the first Bukowski novel I read – I chose it because the movie version was coming out, and I wanted to read the book first.