The next Bukowski will not fit in to the current accepted literary standards. Most of us will not enjoy - or be tolerant of - his or her work. It will certainly not read like anything around today.
And the author will not bother trying to build their own personal Bukowski-lite myth, the way that so many imitators do. They will create something new, and that's what will make them the next Bukowski.
The problem is...
Thank you but I'm not gonna taste anyone just yet.;)The next Bukowski will not look, smell or feel like Bukowski but he/she will certainly taste like him. Or something like that, I'm pretty tired but you should get what I mean.
We all know there will be no next Bukowski.
Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis? ;)(thinking back to the mid 70s, when the US-music-industry was so much looking for 'the next Bob Dylan' - and two of their official 'candidates' turned out to be too unique to fullfill their needs. i'm talking about one Tom and one Bruce of course.)
MY friends and I have have a rule that if we hear Bob Seeger in a bar we have to down the drink and leave-
Bob Seeger and Bruce Springsteen. So many fuckers worshiped them in High School. I always referred to them as the BS brothers. If you want to reside in High School for the rest of your life, you've found your niche. I swear that Bruce is still 17, and his music clearly states it. How many times can you write a song about banging a girl in the back seat of your parent's car, or wanting to to bang a girl in the back seat of your parent's car? God, he's as annoying as a dung-drop that doesn't quite want to happen.
Just add a black saxophone player and it's cool, right?:rolleyes:
... His output is actually pretty varied musically and, to a lesser extent, lyrically.
In the review of Justin's book at our website, Paul said that it was unfair to compare Justin to Buk. OK? He said he was going to do it anyway, because others were going to if he didn't.
This is so defensive that I thought I missed something in the thread here. Someone ripping into the publisher, reviewer or their mothers. But all I see is people discussing the uselessness of the "next Bukowski" tag. The review was just a jumping off point. Nothing more.In the review of Justin's book at our website, Paul said that it was unfair to compare Justin to Buk. OK? He said he was going to do it anyway, because others were going to if he didn't.
So I really don't see that he said anything wrong, anything disrespectful to either Justin or Buk. Can you disagree with him? Do you think if he hadn't made what he claimed was "an unfair comparison" that no one else would have brought it up?
I agree with Bill. I like blue more than red, but that's just my opinion today. The other day I preferred red.As a rule, I don't like writers who write like Buk. I like Buk and I like writers who write like themselves.
And saying that anyone is better than anyone else when it comes to art is like saying that blue is a better color that red.