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This review is from: Women (Paperback)
Bukowski is the greatest writer of all time and this is probably his best book. The writing is raw, sparse and hits the perfect note. Above all, it is utterly hilarious. Told in the form of a diary, this book doesn't need a well thought out plot, it simply lets you into the life of a drunk, dirty old man with an amazing gift for witty observations and pitch-perfect comic timing. You get the sense that his life is like this before the book started and it will continue when the book has finished - Bukowski has simply let the reader into a time when he was doing alright for himself.