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A modern catch 22.,
This review is from: Post Office: A Novel (Paperback)
Although less compelling and lighter on the soul that Ham on Rye, Bukowski's Post Office is still an excellent read. The themes of this novel are the pointlessness and arbitrarinous of everyday life, the misanthropy of human nature, set against an ever-present backdrop of alcoholism and self abuse.
Post Office makes both sad and hilarious reading, similar in vein to Heller's classic, Catch 22. Whilst depressing and dark, this novel is full of black humour and a wonderful sense of the ridiculous. When reading Post Office sometimes it was difficult to know whether to laugh or to cry.