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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Ugly. And Proud of it.

I enjoyed this novel. Though it's thick, I found it an easy read, the type of book that I could dip into at any time. The structure of this novel is odd or unconventional in that at first it seems repetitive, this happens then that, with women entering and leaving his l...
I enjoyed this novel. Though it's thick, I found it an easy read, the type of book that I could dip into at any time. The structure of this novel is odd or unconventional in that at first it seems repetitive, this happens then that, with women entering and leaving his life. But somehow you grow used to it. It's almost like a compilation of episodes that often don't lead anywhere but allow you to understand the protagonist who's obviously Bukowski. I'll say it's pretty funny too. Bukowski's sense of humor is blunt and often dirty, which I kind of appreciate. In a way I was reminded me of another recent novel I read, Permanent Obscurity by Richard Perez. Both books have a raw and ugly style, both quite funny. Bukowski's Women ends with Henry, the main character losing control a little. The portrait is deadly honest, and I know a lot of people who might consider him an A-hole, but that's exactly why he's interesting: you don't often see his kind in fiction. Bukowski does nothing to cover up the fact that he's a bit of a monster. So the end result is a realistic portrait. Anyway, I enjoyed this book, and I would recommend it to others.

posted by Anna-the-reader on October 25, 2010

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I am a real fan of Bukowski but...

This book is absolutely boring, pointless and plotless.

posted by marc-medios on October 15, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2004

    The Brilliant Bukowski!

    Bukowski's depiction of a man on the brink of madness and the equally insane relationships he has with women is borderline genius. Henry Chinaski, the protagonist, is a man in love with not only his freedom, but himself, and this creates a problem when bouncing from one dysfuntional relationship to another. Great read. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    Vulgar, Dysfunctional, Disturbing

    I loved it! I read it in an afternoon. It's a book that will make you laugh out loud. Fast paced story,straight forward, bizzare, always entertaining. Chinaski is a runaway train.

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