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Buy this book now!, 28 Dec 2001
Post Office is a fantastic book, the perfect antidote to the glitter and fake smiles of most American TV or Hollywood. It's a low mean dirty streetfighting kind of a book, about how life punches you in the gut and smiles its yellow, crooked smile. It's a book about the other side of life, the one we know instead of the one we're made to believe is normal. But the triumph is that it's not a bleak, depressing work. the message is life is bullshit but hell you've gotta admit it's kinda funny.
While you're at it, buy Ham On Rye, another Bukovski classic, which shows how a kid grew up to become Hank in Post Office. The wry and therefore all the more damning,humour with which he deals with his father's beatings is typical of his style and I challenge anyone to find a book on a similar theme that does it better. Read and enjoy!