Factotum tie-in

cirerita

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I've seen Amazon and other online shops list this "new" book by Ecco. Any idea as to the content?
 

mjp

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Most movie tie-in books are novelizations of the film script. If that's what they intend to do, it won't have anything to do with Bukowski, and I can't imagine who would actually buy it. I would hate to see his name on crap like that.
 

cirerita

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it actually could be by Bukowski, who knows? something like an uncensored version...
 

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In my country we have re-issued becuase movie was in cienemas. So prehaps american books it's the same, old Factotum? If you know, tell me :)
 

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Hey, if they can get mall rats to read the original Factotum by putting a picture of Matt Dillon and Marisa Tomei on the cover, more power to them.
 

HenryChinaski

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yeah you'd think that because of the movie, more people would want to read the original book. i would. im just buying the movie to see if they do the book justice. even though im pretty sure they won't. Honesty, Mickey Rourke played Chinaski well in Barfly...but Matt Dillion, I guess I'll have to see it to make my own decision.
 

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Factotum is about 200 pages, so it may be just the book with a different cover, which would be good. Again, if it gets people to read it...
 

HenryChinaski

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yeah but for some reason don't you think the cover of the book will be the same as the movie poster? when books are turned into movies and they re-release the book with the cover of the movie that messes it all up. not that it matters or anything I just like original covers.
 

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Did the film title have the pronunciation symbols over the letters like that?
 

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# Paperback: 208 pages
# Publisher: Ecco; Reprint edition (August 1, 2006)
# Language: English
# ISBN: 006113127X

Well, it looks like it really is a definite reprint of the original Buk book...
 
Hi, I'm sorry to resurrect this thread, but I didn't think I should create a new post for this.

I see it was mentioned that it's a reprint of the original, but the ISBN mentions "movie tie-in" on the copyright page like so:
ISBN-10: 0-06-113127-X (movie tie-in edition)
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-113127-1 (movie tie-in edition)

On amazon it is listed as "factotum tie-in": https://www.amazon.ca/Factotum-tie-Charles-Bukowski-2006-08-15/dp/B01FKWDK1S/ref=sr_1_167?ie=UTF8&qid=1542348127&sr=8-167&keywords=bukowski

Can anyone confirm that this is the original text reprint? Does the tie-in here only refer to the cover?
 

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I don't know if there's anything added to or removed from the text (I would doubt it), but I know it's not worth more than $5.
 
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