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5.0 von 5 Sternen This is Buk at His Finest
I loved this book as a teenager; so much that I even tried to get my high school English teacher to introduce it into the reading cirriculum. "Factotum" is the story of an unambitious young man (Henry Chinaski) who's quite happy with things the way they are, i.e. no job, no money, no steady woman in his life, etc, and the only thing he has to look forward to...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Booze Without the Muse
Bukow does have the ability to call upon his Bad-tempered drunken whore of a Muse and give us that middle-fingered prose that makes up his vintage works (esp. Ham On Rye & Women). Factotum is the bare bones of Bukow. It is his anger, his poverty, his screw-fests, fist-fights and booze without the Muse. It's documentary play by play versus inspired storytelling...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen This is Buk at His Finest, 1. März 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
I loved this book as a teenager; so much that I even tried to get my high school English teacher to introduce it into the reading cirriculum. "Factotum" is the story of an unambitious young man (Henry Chinaski) who's quite happy with things the way they are, i.e. no job, no money, no steady woman in his life, etc, and the only thing he has to look forward to is a bottle of cheap wine. I can't help but to wonder if Deron Hamel was thinking of this book when he wrote "Far From Nowhere". Thanks, Sandi
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5.0 von 5 Sternen down and out, 23. Januar 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
Charles Bukowski served as an inspiration when I was a existentialist teenager. His searing wit and semi-autobiographical style endears any reader to his cause. For those spoiled surburan yuppies this book will serve as a eye opener to how many people survive. This book will remain in my memory for many years to come. I find myself frequently referring to it at time and its familiarity always brings a measure of comfort in those dark and dreary days.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Postwar America,menial jobs and endless booze, 16. Januar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
This is perhaps Bukowskis best book, an antiKeroucian look at an unsettled lifestyle and the stark reality that no matter where you go the same problems and same miserys follow you.However in saying that Bukowski avoids slipping into serious self pity and concentrates on giving us a realistic picture at life at the bottom of the ladder sprinkled with self mocking and an unwavering belief of drunken self gratification. Henry Chinski is an alien. His parents of old fashioned Germain stock, think hes a degenarate, women find him an ugly soul yet are fascinated by his deep rooted arrogence and his fellow workers find him a man to challenge hate and follow in equal measures. What Bukowski brings to literature is a brutal and candid honasty. He glamerises nothing yet through his brutal poetrayal of life, under all the muck, cheating and endless boreing hours we find out what makes people tick. The little things, the querks that make life bareable, the self made ideals that people find to have the strengh to carry on (false or not). Bukowski's message basically comes to that its all nonscience anyway. Man has created a society that snuffs out thought, produces mechanical animals and throws them on the scrap heap.The worst drunk is no worse thwn the most successful buinessman. His is a world of no Gods, no rewards and no final answers. So why the hell read such depressing idealogy. Basically why not. Bukowski puts himself before us and thats it. His methods are not to be copied, he has no goals. All he has is a realisation that he can't do any better no matter what he does. So with a sarcastic self paroding swish he stumbles through our minds laughing at the people who dont get the joke. His style is simple and flowing. His manner is is aimless and no book ever made such an impression on seventeen year old reader. Life is not what you are told it is ,its an appreciation society for whoever wants no answers. A masterpiece.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Bukowski at his finest., 28. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
When it comes to putting down on paper how it feels to be a loner, and yet not alone.How it feels to be on the brink of madness from the mundaneness of life . Well then nobody does it quite like Bukowski. The beauty of his work is that you are unsure where the boundaries between fiction and fact are. Sure we know that his main character 'Henry Chinaski' is just his own alias. But Bukowski when asked whether his work is completely autobiographical would say ' No, I write fiction . Which is reality improved upon.
I can assure the first time reader , of Bukowski's work that you are in for a treat (as well as a few shocks). Bukowski lived life on his terms , and you may not like the moral universe he created for himself , but he didn't take the easy route , and you got to respect that.
So go ahead buy it. But watch out. For a drunken loser who liked nothing more than to nurse a bottle of the ole Grape , the man was prolific. And once you read a little Bukowski you just gotta have some more.
P.S. Oh by the way , it would have been nice for Charles to have written his life life in clearly defined episodes but unfortunately (probably on purpose) he did not .So if you are not careful you will read the story of an old lecher before you read about the boy. Try Ham and Rye (Henry Chinaski's early years), that starts the mayhem that was Bukowski's life.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Booze Without the Muse, 2. Juli 1997
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
Bukow does have the ability to call upon his Bad-tempered drunken whore of a Muse and give us that middle-fingered prose that makes up his vintage works (esp. Ham On Rye & Women). Factotum is the bare bones of Bukow. It is his anger, his poverty, his screw-fests, fist-fights and booze without the Muse. It's documentary play by play versus inspired storytelling. Factotum (& Post Office for that matter) is Bukow's brain recovering from his stint in the mad house trying to make sense of his life through words. Ham On Rye and Women are works where he has his proverbial shit together. The greater works are those where the documentary of a Drunk is elevated to that plane of alcoholic clarity, replacing Nihilisim with true Bukow character, superior surliness and "i'll shit in my pants if I want to" heroism.
Yet, while Factotum may be crude in comparison to his other novels, it is still the brass tactics of the crappy boy Bukow we know so well. However, don't say I didn't warn you, Factotum is a stale beer compared to the whiskified prose and grander, double D yarn spinning going on in Ham On Rye, Hot Water Music and Women
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An Underappreciated Masterpiece of American Literature, 27. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
Factotum is Bukowski at his raw, low, hillarious best. It's a shame and a wonder that this outstanding novel isn't required reading in American Literature courses in our universities. What a great companion piece it would make to On the Road, showing as it does the darker, far more real side of life on the bum.
Bukowski was the real thing, a true original, a writer of great and compassionate voice. His work is often brutal but never less than completely, utterly human.
He was as good as Celine, Hemingway, Fante, Kerouac, Hamsun -- and even better to many, many devoted readers. Read Bukowski right now. You must.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen THE book for intelligent people in horrible jobs!, 18. April 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
In this book, the bard for the self-educated-but-under-employed speaks definitively! Rarely have hilarity and pathos intertwined so well. At one moment, Henry Chinaski's confrontation with Hugh the Janitor will bring on convulsions of laughter; then, the masterful descriptions of poverty and alienation will provoke serious thought. Many readers like Bukowski for the subjects that he writes about, such as women, alcohol, and gambling. This work proves that it is HOW he writes about them-- with insight, humor, and passion-- that places him in the ranks of great writers.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Complete Charles, 9. Juni 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
I have read almost every published piece of work by the master and in my opinion this is by far the most complete novel he has ever written. I have to say if is one bad thing about this book it is trying to put it down after reading a few pages. This has got to be the rawest, close to the bone book bar American Physco to have ever been written.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen fingertips will criple the weak., 9. April 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
Any honest man will be a genious as bukowski proves time & time again no matter what the subject.He is inspired by waking ,amazed to see that life will continue to take a chance on his survival.He survivedfor this & this alone the task of getting it done. It is a sham to pit books against eachother so READ this.....END
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great book!, 2. Dezember 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Factotum: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
This was the first book by Bukowski that I read. I thought it was great. Bukowski realy knows what pain is. The main character, Chinaski who is Bukowski's most famous character, was someone I felt true simpathy for.
This book was fast paced. I had never flown through a book so quickly before. Wonderful book.
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