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Factotum Ebook î 208 pages Download È Charles bukowski ↠ One of Charles Bukowski's best this beer soaked deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II era America Deferred from military service Chinaski travels from city to city moving listlessly from oSly from one odd job to another always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job His day to day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores sordid rooms dreary embraces and drunken brawls as he makes his bitter brilliant I love this poem about the drunken Charles Bukowski written by Raymond Carver depicting fictional? Buk speaking to a bunch of creative writing students in “You Don’t Know What Love Is” “factotum” describes someone who does a range of low level meaning low paid work 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 oh he always could and even now years gone could probably still do it I was driving while listening to it and not drinking as I was driving for your information thanks The story is really a preuel to Ham and Rye which was about the early years of Henry Chinaski Bukowksi’s mostly I am told autobiographical main character If Ham on Rye is about Chinaski's lost youth Buk's second one features Chinaski's lost twenties about booze terrible jobs women and drunken brawls 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 after only a day 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 reuired—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 this was the fifties when five bucks could actually almost buy a bar full of patrons a round; well almost In the end he had to put 850 on the tab he owed the bartenderBukowski also worked at Sears FIVE different times during this period fired each time for stealing and various other infractions Usually for not showing up for work while he was on a three day bender with some girl or healing from some fight Hey I worked at Sears in the stockroom for a year or so Boring job in which I hid out and read books during long evening shifts Did I ever sneak in a bottle of wine for me and my fellow misery suffering warehouse rats? I seem to recall I may have done this once or twice but you ain't a priest and this ain't no confessional boothFactotum doesn’t uite have the innocence of Ham and Rye when he actually just lusted after various girls and women when he was just a kid In this book he actually has a lot of sex some of it funny all of it described in gloriously vulgar detail though finally as with the jobs it’s really mostly misery all the time He’s going nowhere fast And it feels like the well told raucous romp of a million alcoholics And a guy who is during this time often an unapologetic asshole I think you could ask any of the women he was “with” during this period for their view of him and it would not be positive though when they were drinking with him at least I am sure they had funBut can I turn away and stop listening? Nope Bukowski will be hilarious for some and too offensive for many but he sure can tell a story The poverty and sualor of Factotum is not uite as fun as it was in Ham and Rye but at his best Bukowski is worth the offense imho “It was true that I didn’t have much ambition but there ought to be a place for people without ambition I mean a better place than the one usually reserved How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 630 am by an alarm clock leap out of bed dress force feed shit piss brush teeth and hair and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?”Who in working class America cannot raise a glass to that? In the end Bukowski reveals himself in all his assholism to be in the company of other great and painful stories of the ravages of booze such as Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano or any Kerouac or Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Bukowski almost convinces you that the pursuit of drunkenness as a way of coping with reality is a kind of spiritual pursuit“If you're going to try go all the way Otherwise don't even start This could mean losing girlfriends wives relatives and maybe even your mind It could mean not eating for three or four days It could mean freezing on a park bench It could mean jail It could mean derision It could mean mockery—isolation Isolation is the gift All the others are a test of your endurance of how much you really want to do it And you'll do it despite rejection and the worst odds And it will be better than anything else you can imagine If you're going to try go all the way There is no other feeling like that You will be alone with the gods and the nights will flame with fire You will ride life straight to perfect laughter It's the only good fight there is”Factotum is not for everyone I warn you or welcome you depending on your love of the tales of the down and out

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Way from one drink to the nextCharles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow paced low life urbanity and alcoholism and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski When the undercurrent of life starts to pull you away even struggling against it can take you further awaythis book is the perfect example of this

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FactotumOne of Charles Bukowski's best this beer soaked deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II era America Deferred from military service Chinaski travels from city to city moving listles people like talking shit about charles bukowski on goodreads it seems funnyi liked this book a lot henry chinaski is an asshole but he knows he's an asshole and simply accepts being an asshole everything seems detached and transient nothing really matters to him life is just this thing that is happening which he feels powerless to so he doesn't invest much emotion in the things he feels like he needs to do to stay alive and drinks to avoid feelings of alienation i laughed out loud several times alone this is the first bukowski novel i've read i understand how people could claim that he's misogynistic but it seems to me like he is someone who is extremely detached from people in general but also enjoys the experience of sex when he talks about women in an overly sexualized way they are usually women he doesn't know in my experience i usually objectifyhave enhanced biases towards strangers of any kind or like when i see a man i don't know who i'm intensely attracted to i usually focus strongly on his physical characteristics because it's impossible to do anything else without knowing someone bukowski seems to objectify women in a way that is not offensive it just strikes me as what people who don't interact with a lot of people do because people are always at a distance he objectifies everything kind ofi empathized with him a lot if he were alive and someone it made sense for me to know i would probably have intense feelings for him and we would have sex but he wouldn't be able to fall in love with me because he was too self involveddepressed or he'd see that i care too much or something still reading this made me feel less alonei recommend this book to people who are depressed introverted maybe have had problems with alcohol disenchanted with peoplesociety in general don't like lengthy descriptionsclicheslanguage masturbation and are able to view life with a detached sarcastic eye