Charles Bukowski is my favourite writer. He took the page grabbed it, spat on it, spilt his drinks on it and poured his heart and soul into his words. Bukowski isn’t for everybody but those who do find and read his work there’s no going back. There’s a clear line in the sand for me that’s what I thought writing was before and after Bukowski.
A poet, a writer, a drunk and a one of a kind force of nature that made his mark on the literary world. He may have make the mark with a spilt drink or a cum stain but his mark is still there today.
There is only one Bukowski and there will never be another like him.
If your a fan or new to his workings here’s a quick couple of great works of his to start your journey.
- Ham on Rye
- Post Office
- Love is a dog from hell
- Notes of a dirty old man
Charles Bukowski writes without the bullshit. His novels don’t fuck around, Bukowski had a way of stripping back all of the bullshit and cut deep to the source of his pain and the pain he saw in men’s eyes in the world.
His poems Go all the way & Bluebird are both inspiring and heartbreaking. You can’t help but feel and feel so intensely while reading him.
The greatest individual voice on the 20th century as far as writing goes. Let’s all have a drink for Bukowski 🍻