Factotum – Charles Bukowski. Another Fopp special picked up for only �3 (I love Fopp). Oh, and another great read from Bukowski. Much like Post Office, Factotum describes the life of Henry Chinaski (a pen name for Bukowski) as he makes his way from drink to drink, job to job and woman to woman. Each chapter pretty much describes a new job, and given each chapter tends to only be a few pages long you get an idea of how many jobs Chinaski has had. All of this is described in Bukowski’s sparse yet poetic style, showing us the life of someone who lives in the moment but without the spiritual aspirations of Buddha. Good stuff.

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