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Hot Water Music

Hot Water Music [Kindle Edition]

Charles Bukowski
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Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes Bukowski's minimalist style and his thematic oeuvre.


Stories deal with human sexuality, grief, the relationship between men and women, writers, death, drifters, and family relations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 340 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0876855974
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (17 Mar 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000V50770
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #142,635 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp (1994).

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3.0 out of 5 stars Viva Bukowski But This Isn't The Good Stuff 3 July 1999
By A Customer
My shelf of Bukowski's poetry and prose is testament to the tremendous pleasure I've taken over the last twenty-five years reading his work. He's unique, and although at first he may strike you as a guilty pleasure at best, he's profound. He's also detested by some -- especially women who consider him misogynistic. Decide for yourself, but don't judge him by this book, which is about as close to hack work as he's come -- although Bukowski's hack work beats a lots of others' best. Try Women, The Most Beautiful Woman in Town, or Mockingbird Wish Me Luck.
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5.0 out of 5 stars INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO BUKOWSKI 24 April 1998
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As an ardent fan of Bukowski and Henry Chinaski, this by far is my favorite book by Buk. If you haven't read any Bukowski but always wanted to, this is perhaps a great place to start. It's a series of short stories that give you a taste for Buk's writing. You'll either love him or hate him. There's no in between. But if you love this book, then you can look forward to many other fictional pieces by Buk that will delight you. Either that or after about three chapters you will want to go out and get drunk, or get laid! Enjoy! Buk is a God!
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5.0 out of 5 stars L.A. Life 4 Jun 2013
This collection of short stories is full of colour and brio.

Bukowski's tone is warm and loving as he guides the reader around the underbelly of L.A.'s suburbs and some of the people who live there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say?! 6 Jan 2014
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Great stuff from start to finish. Bukowski has a unique way of looking at the world. I don't really know what to say other than I thought it was a great read and my copy is slowly becoming dog-eared as I keep returning to it.
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