Women

Women

Book - 2002
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How-life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women, and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments, Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Now, at fifty, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, running three hundred hangovers a year, and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova.

With all of Bukowski's trademark humor and gritty, dark honesty, this 1978 follow-up to Post Office and Factotum is an uncompromising account of life on the edge.

Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2002, c1978
Edition: 1st Ecco ed
ISBN: 9780061177590
0061177598
9780876853900
0876853904
Characteristics: 290 p. : port. ; 23 cm

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thebigp2012 Apr 23, 2015

This is Bukowski at his best! A prime example why Charles Bukowski is one of my favorite writers. Clear and concise sentences make for a story that flows as well as unforgettable characters that Bukowski gives with his word pictures. Crazy about the author!!!

ericnorcross Oct 30, 2014

Women is my first Bukowski and after finishing it, in record time, I went ahead and ordered all the library had to offer (which unfortunately isn't much). I've since read his whole catalog. Women is a wonderful ingress for anyone curious about the author and his work. If you can "swollow" this one, you can handle all the others.

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mariansunglao
Oct 19, 2014

In it's truest sense, this book is all about henry and his women. This may not be tolerated by all especially with sensitive sensibilities. I finished this book in 2 nights, that's how engrossed I was. I don't know, it may be because of all the sex and eff up energy about the book or maybe just because of it's rawness as it is. Very human at it's core. Some say it's misogynist, in some sense it may be. But you can also view it as women choosing that kind of lifestyle and it comes to being offensive to society's standard as norm, you can't really judge really, cause you really don't know the reason.

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dirtbag1
Feb 04, 2012

This was a surprisingly interesting book. Although the content was confined to an older mans sex life, it was well worth the read. It was humorous and a real page turner. Either you like this guy or you don't. I did.

jesking Oct 13, 2011

I liked this book but I'm not sure why. Grittiness? Honesty? That weird sort of calm that washes over you when something doesn't work: not quite disappointment, not quite surprise, and not quite the end of the world. I don't know. But I liked it nontheless.

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jaychanbaby
Aug 12, 2010

Fans of the Californication television series should go a step further and read "God Hates Us All", a book written by Jonathan Grotenstein (credited to the fictional character Hank Moody) as an extension of the show. Then, fans should look into books by Bukowski, whose biographical protagonist, Henry Chinaski, was the template for Hank Moody's character. Real fans will want to go one more step back and read books by John Fante to get to know the story of Arturo Bandini, the character Fante created who later inspired Henry Chinaski.

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