I was looking for a new author to read, and my friend casualy brought up Bukowski. The way my friend described him made me want to check it out. He sounded unsure if I would like it. Saying something about a grumpy old man who drinks alot and bets on horses alot. :)
So I went out and purchased Pulp (that is what my friend recommended) and about half way through I knew I was reading something special and I was hooked.
I have to agree with Roni here. you should proably read Pulp last of the novels but that doesn't negate the fact that it's one hell of a book. it is diffrent but by no means bad. oh yeah welcome to the site:)
You're kidding? They are different but Pulp was like he was doing whatever he wanted and having fun with it. I think it was not characteristic of the way Charles Bukowski wrote. It is a common opinion of many readers of Bukowski, being as how I am a novice, I even know that. But to each his own.