Recent content by christopher

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    all things baseball. if you swing that way

    That is a hell of a lot of k's by the starters. I wonder what the record is.
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    Bukowski's effect on how you work (or don't work)

    Personally, I like my career. It took me a while. I didn't start until I was 26. Before that, I worked job after job that I hated, which is coincidentally when I discovered Bukowski!
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    Unknown Bukowski pictures?

    Okay. I'll try searching based on that. Thanks.
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    Recommended Bukowski books for newbie

    I enjoyed Love is a Dog From Hell far more than Pulp. I barely consider Pulp a Bukowski book. I tell people it's the only one they should skip. Maybe I'm being too harsh. I've only read it once. I should give it a second read.
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    What Are You Reading?

    The Selfish Gene by Dawkins. Great so far. I like Dawkin's work. I was throughly pleased with The God Delusion.
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    Unknown Bukowski pictures?

    Still wondering if anyone knows where to locate the photo I'm using as my picture. I need the one where the forehead isn't cut off. I'd be a huge help if anyone knew where to find that. Advanced thanks.
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    Bukowskis typewriter paper

    He either: Had it delivered by female receptionists that he seduced OR Stole it from wherever he was employed at the time. But seriously, interesting thread / thoughts.
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    Recommended Bukowski books for newbie

    How is Pulp not dead last on that list? Who in their right mind voted for that book? Speak now!!
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    Recommended Bukowski books for newbie

    I started with Women but when I'm suggesting new readers to Bukowski, I go with Post Office. Quick, easy read. If they like that, I usually suggest Ham on Rye and then Women.
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    How much did he really drink?

    Hunter S Thompson. Wait. You said drink. Not do hard drugs.
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    Bukowski and his reader's drinking habits

    I haven't really thought about how MY life was going when I found Buk. It was a relatively normal time in my life. I had just broken up with a crazy girl and I was hating my job. I was probably drinking an average amount. Once or twice a week. I consider that average, or "healthy".
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    What Are You Reading?

    True Grit by Charles Portis
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    Who were the 10 greatest American writers of the 20th century?

    I don't know if they're all necessarily the greatest, but, they're my favorite. "Greatest" is a convoluted term. People love Faulkner. I can't stomach him. Doesn't mean he wasn't great. Fante Bukowski McCarthy Hemingway Steinbeck Easton Ellis Carver Crichton Mcinerney Palahniuk
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    Sometimes when reading Bukowski, my sanity is questioned. I often find myself thinking "didn't I read this already?"
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    "Find what you love and let it kill you"

    There's a little good in everything.