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Some of my Favourite Books (Part 1)

Peter Ellis "bukowski-65"
 
Women
Women
"Women is a riotous and uncompromisingly vivid account of life on the edge."
Dirty Havana Trilogy
Dirty Havana Trilogy
"Pedro Juan was a reporter in Havana, but as existence in Cuba and his own life begin to collapse around him, he gives up the farce of a daily job, and begins to "train himself to take nothing seriousl"
Ham On Rye
Ham On Rye
"Best known as the alcoholic inspiration for the film Barfly"
Factotum
Factotum
"I think it is crucial to understanding and loving his outlook on the world; it sucks, so lets drink and fight our way through it."
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
"A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover -- these are the two couples whose story is told in"
Post Office: A Novel
Post Office: A Novel
"'One of the funniest books ever written'"
Tales of Ordinary Madness
Tales of Ordinary Madness
"In these ĎTales of Ordinary Madnessí, Charles Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture, from prostitutes and the philosophy of Kant to despair and classical music, to create his modern dystopia"
Mooch ("Rebel Inc")
Mooch ("Rebel Inc")
"Bruno Dante has cleaned him himself up and straightened out; he's attending A.A. and is back on the mooch, selling computer printer supplies for a militaristic disciplinarian in a company staffed by"
Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Notes of a Dirty Old Man
"Perennially drunk, broke and in search of a woman, Bukowski takes on the guise of a wise fool as he ventures through America's seedy lowlife."
Tropical Animal: A Novel
Tropical Animal: A Novel
"Tropical Animal brings the return of the already infamous Pedro Juan, the seductive protagonist at the heart of Dirty Havana Trilogy. Pursued by Gloria, a proud and sophisticated prostitute on a missi"
Pulp: A Novel
Pulp: A Novel
"It is the final novel of one of the most enjoyable and influential cult writers of the last century."
Hollywood
Hollywood
"Bukowski's alter ego, Henry Chinaski, returns, revelling in his eternal penchant for booze, women and horse-racing as he makes the precarious journey from poet to screenwriter."
Adios Muchachos
Adios Muchachos
"'Pulp fiction in Castro's Cuba. A picaresque novel with sex, scheming, and, well, more sex.' Martin Cruz Smith, author of Gorky Park 'Daniel Chavarria is a prince of a fellow, larger than life and tw"
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town
The Most Beautiful Woman in Town
"I have gone on to consume more of Bukowski's tales and love the guy more and more with each page I turn. One of three principle elements can be found in all of Bukowski's works -- alcohol, sex,"
Ask The Dust
Ask The Dust
"Arturo Bandini is a struggling writer lodging in a seedy LA hotel. While basking in the glory of having had a single short story published in a small magazine, he meets local waitress Camilla Lopez an"
Chump Change ("Rebel Inc")
Chump Change ("Rebel Inc")
"A largely autobiographical novel which tracks three crazy weeks in the turbulent, alcohol-bingeing life of Bruno Dante as he awaits the death of his father. The result is a harrowing descent through a"
Private Dancer
Private Dancer
"This is an engrossing thriller about relationships with bar girls by a bestselling crime author. It is set in Thailand in 1996, the year of the Rat."
The Love Hexagon
The Love Hexagon
"If you're looking for a novel that is absolutely in touch with the spirit and feeling of the age--and, particularly, what it means to be young and struggling in the sexual jungle of a big city--then W"
Shanghai Baby
Shanghai Baby
"Coco is a Shanghai cafe waitress, full of enthusiasm for life. She falls in love with a young man, Tian Tian, for whom she feels tenderness and love but who is reclusive and impotent. Despite her pare"
The Damage Done: Twelve Years Of Hell In A Bangkok Prison
The Damage Done: Twelve Years Of Hell In A Bangkok Prison
"In 1978 Warren Fellows was convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious Bang Kwang prison - better known as the Bangkok Hilton"
Curvy Lovebox
Curvy Lovebox
"A novel covering 24 hours and revolving around petty hoodlums Tax and Nood, a drugs rip-off, a wedding and an unforgiving revenge."
Mother Night
Mother Night
"Vonnegut's metafictional memoir of Howard W Campbell Jr - American Nazi, American spy, American villain and American hero in one brilliantly blurs the line between right and wrong, history and fiction"
Whore Banquets (Everyman Fiction)
Whore Banquets (Everyman Fiction)
"Life in the Tokyo Suburbs isn't all polite smiles and reverent bows.Part Thriller and Part Black Comedy this book moves at a cracking pace."
Paradise Lust: An Erotic Travelogue
Paradise Lust: An Erotic Travelogue
"Everywhere you look, for heavenís sake, there are ladies. Never mind for heavenís sake, this is heaven. It is the Garden of Eden, where you are allowed to eat all the apples you want. The air itself i"
Platform
Platform
"Reading Houellebecq is like being caught up in a tropical storm: you are blown away by the ferocity of his imagination'"