Hello, new to the forum and new to Bukowski. Just read Post Office, a friend gave me it cos she thought I'd like it! She was right! Where to now? All help appreciated
But we can say that of most of his books, can't we ?(but wait with the one called Pulp. To understand it all, you need to know your Bukowski first, because there's lots of hints to Bukowski's personal life in the book)
But we can say that of most of his books, can't we ?
You can get it all without waiting, by enquiring about the author just after having finished the first book ;) That's what I did with Hank (and Pulp turned out to be my second Buk book) and what I usually do when I'm bewitched by a writer I've never read before.True, but if Pulp is your first (or second) Buk book you probably won't understand the significance of names like Celine, John Barton and the red sparrow, or the significance of Nick Belane being enveloped in a blaze of YELLOW at the end f.ex.. Small things like that. You can still read the book and like it, but why not wait until you "get" it all?
Of course !Of course, I may be totally wrong....
There is something in the works, a Bukowski Book Club of sorts. So anyone wondering what to read will get some help there. It will also encourage a lot of us to read books we may not have read in years, so it should be cool. We're just waiting on someone who is having computer problems at the moment to get it started.