There is no doubt in my mind that Charles Bukowski was an extremely talented writer. The fact that people feel the need to question his talent only further portrays his unmatched ability to grasp the reader's attention, causing them toread and read till they feel he has proven his worth. Think about it: his novels and poems are readably, not to mention simple yet effective. Imagination is to the fore in his sentences, and his stories, short or long keep any one reader fixed upon his work. Why, otherwise, are there so manypeople besotted with him?!