- AndrewLv 73 months agoFavourite answer
Do you mean Charles Bukowski? Personally, I loathed him for years. When I was in my teens and twenties I didn't care for him at all. I thought he was a cheap, very poor imitation of Louis-Ferdinand Céline, who happens to be my favourite author. All the lads raved about him, but I found him to be without substance and thought his writing was very loose and insubstantial. Years later I came to revise that opinion. He definitely wasn't a master prose stylist by any means, but I think he had his own voice and he was brutally honest. There's beauty in the simplicity of his style and while he's often seen as being a cliche of the drunken struggling author, I really enjoy his stuff - especially "Ham on Rye" and "Women." Plus, he once declared that "Journey to the End of the Night" is the best book written in the past 2,000 years, and I wholeheartedly agree.
- 3 months ago
It's Charles Bukowski you IDIOT!
- SabooLv 73 months ago
If you mean Charles Bukowski I would start with 'Ham on Rye'.