Women – charles bukowski. Another psuedo biographical story about Henry Chinaski, once street living post office worker now semi-successful writer and womanizer. This book is a sequence of exploits in Chinaski’s later life as a published writer and poet. Through his writing Chinaski is now able to fulfil his ideal lifestyle of drinking, shagging many different women and generally floating through life. Each chapter is incredibly short giving a real sense of the longevity of Chinaski’s plans for life. Although the main themes carry on through the book there is no real story as such, just slices of life being lived in a suicidal style. You find yourself wondering if this was really how Bukowski was living or whether it was the fuck fantasies of an old man. Guess I’ll have to read a biography to find out. If you like Bukowski this is a great read.

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