"No other book gets as close to the corrupt heart of American movie-making." (Guardian)
"A laureate of American low life." (Time)
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Never before published in the UK
'No other book gets as close to the corrupt heart of American moviemaking.'
There are many scandalous books about life in Hollywood, but none as poetic and dangerous as this, a fictional chronicle of Bukowski's experiences writing the screenplay for Barfly. Henry Chinaski has a penchant for booze, women and horse-racing. On his precarious journey from poet to screenwriter he encounters a host of well-known
stars and lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry. With unmatchable Bukowski verve, Hollywood is deadpan, touching and hilarious.
'The thing about Bukowski is, when you read what he has to say, he's right.' Sean Penn
'Full of entertaining vignettes of celebrities.' The Times
'Bukowski's voice is insistent and affirming but it also has the humble durability of someone who won't stay down . . . His stories help keep people alive.' Independent