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Ham on Rye
Ham on Rye: A Novel | Charles Bukowski
In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D. H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJan19 Day 7: People‘s sense of #Injustice is always skewed to one‘s own perspective.

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DavidThePavid
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Nice

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britt_brooke
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📖 Ham on Rye
📝 Joseph Heller
🎬 Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (total guilty pleasure)
🔥hot wings

#manicmonday #letterh

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 1y
Leftcoastzen 👏👏👏👏❤️ 1y
Guildedearlobe Harold and Kumar! No reason to feel guilty about that pleasure. Now White Castle is a whole different story. 1y
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Jason7
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Hilarious novel from the master himself. Not for the politically correct. Overall rating: 4.65 stars

Trashcanman Great book Bukowski's amazing. Welcome to Litsy 1y
Jason7 Yea, he is one of my favorites. Thanks! 1y
britt_brooke Love the Bukowskis I‘ve read thus far! 1y
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trioxin_sematary
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Oh yes! 😍👌

It's been a long, tiring week at work and I've my weekend planned out to spend some quality time with my lover @meghan2714 reading more 'salems Lot, hibernating, getting fluffy and eating snacks n stuffs.

#books 📚
#coffee
#BAGELS 🍩
#snacks 🐒

MStew You never fail to make me smile babe.. when I need it most😘 I love you can't wait for our reading date!!!! 1y
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 1y
EH2018 😍 a reading date!! 1y
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Branwen You two are so sweet! 😍📚 1y
MStew @Branwen thankya🤗 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
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jveezer
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The big review of the Prototype Press edition (with purty pictures) is up on my blog at www.thewholebookexperience.com Example illustration above by Sean StarWars.

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jveezer
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Mehso-so

Ugh. I‘m not sure what to think about this book. The best thing was reading it in the beautiful edition from Prototype Press. I want to say this is white teen angst defined but it‘s not really; Henry has good reason to feel bitter and hopeless. CB does a great job of portraying that with brutally direct prose. Henry is a realist who sees some truths about justice, war, education, relationships, etc. But he, and the book, are hard to like.

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jveezer
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This is where the #bookporn happens. Taking pics of the Prototype Press edition for the review on my blog. Ham on Rye? Order up soon! #finepress #letterpress

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jveezer
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Sun setting as I read this magnificent edition of Bukowski. I might like the book (as an object) better than the writing, but we'll see how that pans out...

lalatiburona This is pretty cool. 2y
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jveezer
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Humbled by the generosity of the Prototype Press in allowing me to review their new fine press edition of Ham On Rye. My first Bukowski novel and I'm already high in the smell of the handmade cotton paper. So excited! #finepress #Bukowski

Leftcoastzen Oh that‘s very cool! Love Ham on Rye. 2y
Faibka Wow, how cool! 2y
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GripLitGrl
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"The best thing about the bedroom was the bed. I liked to stay in bed for hours, even during the day with covers pulled up to my chin. It was good in tgere, nothing ever occurred in there, no people nothing."
#quotsyjan18 #Nothing @TK-421

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AndjoSant
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Ham on Rye is unrelenting in detailing the setbacks. The heartaches. The feeling of having the whole world against you. And the eventual feeling of indifference to it all. Bukowski tells his story in a brutally simple style. In short blunt sentences. This makes the novel sublime. #toughguybookclub #tgbc #bukowski #hamonrye #breakfast

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KellyMuser
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Chinaski, on his first time getting drunk: “I thought, ‘Well, now I have found something, I have found something that is going to help me, for a long long time to come.‘”

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McFarchie
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Damn I loved this book. Bukowski was the master of the blunt short sentence 🤘🏽Sometimes you just have to write what you mean.

britt_brooke I just read this a couple of weeks ago and loved it, too. 👍🏻 2y
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britt_brooke
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"I was just a 50-cent turd floating around in the green ocean of life."

This was my first #Bukowski and I enjoyed the hell out of it. The semi-autobiographical Hank Chinaski is kind of an asshole. He's crude, brutal, and cynical, yet oddly endearing. He fights, he drinks (A LOT), he devours great literature. I need more, please!

#Factotum is on deck.

batsy Can relate to turd metaphor. I've never read him and it's clear that I should... 2y
britt_brooke @batsy 😆 There are some pretty fantastic lines in this book. This was my first time reading him (well, I've read one of his poetry collections, so this was my first novel). I was surprised by how much I liked it! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I've only read his poetry-- need to check this out!! 2y
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rubyslippersreads I'm probably in the minority, but that first line lets me know he's not for me. 😏 2y
britt_brooke @ValerieAndBooks I need to check out more of him, period! 😁 His only poetry I've read is the collection On Love, but I liked it. 2y
britt_brooke @rubyslippersreads He's definitely not for everyone. Very crude at times. 2y
rubyslippersreads @britt_brooke Crude is not for me. But I think he did like cats. 😸 2y
britt_brooke @rubyslippersreads Yes, there's a whole collection about them! 😻 2y
StephBengtson I need to reread this.. and everything he's ever written. 2y
alvingregorio I've only read "Post Office" and it was some crazy stuff. 2y
britt_brooke @alvingregorio This one was a little crazy, too. I'm reading Factotum next, then Post Office, etc. My plan is to read the Henry Chinaski stories in chronological order. 2y
KittenHoliday I love this book! There are some hilarious quotes too! 2y
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Hollie
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I'm dropping these off at the little free library at work today, so hopefully there can be #someoneelsereading soon! My bookshelf now has a little more room for those BOTM books I can't seem to resist! #fallintobooks

Cinfhen #payingitforward 💗💗💗 2y
Hollie @Cinfhen it's fun to be a book fairy! 2y
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britt_brooke
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JaclynW 💕Words!💕 2y
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britt_brooke
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I don't usually plan a monthly #TBR, but I know for sure I'll finish four I still have in progress from August. More "rye" than usual. ? #HamOnRye #TheCatcherInTheRye #Cherry #LabGirl
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#AwesomeAutumnBooks

vivastory You could really go all out & have rye whiskey while you read them 🙃 2y
britt_brooke @vivastory Good plan, haha! 2y
RealBooks4ever On a Mary Karr kick? 😄👍🏼 2y
britt_brooke @RealBooks4ever Yes! I can't seem to get enough. 😁 2y
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GirlChandler
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HELLO BOOKPEOPLE HOW YA DOING TONIGHT?!??! (I'm in Austin.)

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youneverarrived
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Probably not the first person to think of when you think of #workaholics but he was a prolific writer writing thousands of poems and writing every night #jubilantjuly

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kelseynicburke
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Not exactly a #foodthemed book but food in the title! #riotgrams @bookriot

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Readytogo
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Hitler was acting up in Europe and creating jobs for the unemployed.
😂😂😂

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Lumaro
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Anyone read Ham on Rye? Thoughts?

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Abailliekaras
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Catching up from a few days ago... I can't decide between the paisley leotard or the smoking Buddha...
#MarchIntoReading #crazycovers

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britt_brooke
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KafkaKitten Love Bukowski! ❤ 3y
britt_brooke @KafkaKitten I've never read any of his books, but I bought this recently and plan to change that soon! 3y
KafkaKitten @britt_brooke Ham on Rye is a great starter! I also strongly recommend Post Office. And all of his poetry. 3y
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jveezer
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Coming soon from the Prototype Press, a fine small press edition. Hope ti get my paws on it!

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jdtchicago
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Something had happened. The bath towels knew it, the bathtub and the toilet knew it. My father turned and walked out the door. He knew it. It was my last beating. From him.

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jdtchicago
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the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.

ptkpepe98 Sadly, too true. 3y
Suet624 So, so true. 3y
Anna40 Ham on Rye is one of my favorite books! 3y
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jdtchicago
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I had noticed that both in the very poor and very rich extremes of society the mad were often allowed to mingle freely.

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reading-addict.94
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She reads books as one would breath air to fill up and live.

#bukowski #books #hamonrye

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jdtchicago
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What a weary time those years were -- to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.

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SpecsyBeast
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I work in Japan and thought it would be funny to use this quote in one of our conversations (I don't know how the topic came up. It just kinda happened.) and it unfortunately didn't translate well so now my coworkers think I'm gross. #ThanksBukowski #quotes #internationalfail #Japan #travel

Tsubame Haha I work in Japan too and can imagine 😁 3y
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Beccabeanss
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new book by a straight white male!!! will it be sexist?? probably!! will it be so well-written that i can't help but like it??? also probably!!!

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tea_stankovic
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I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.

ephemeralwaltz 🙌🙌 3y
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One sunny Thursday

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Ksvz
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Bailedbailed

DNF Audio I gave it 10% and could not finish it. Wasn't my thing. I enjoyed Clockwork Orange far better and it was too similar not to make the comparison. Shame

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Belles
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My sister sent me some birthday books! I love what other people pick out for me. Plus the sister peoples!

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Megen
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Mehso-so

The story of a pessimistic outcast going through his early years. Very easy read, pretty entertaining at parts, a lot of interesting insight as to how he views the world based on his personal struggles. Probably read the two follow ups at some point.

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Megen
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Oblomov26
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The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished.

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HungryGinger
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Enjoying some classic Bukowski under psychedelic threads.

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jsore64
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So, that's what they wanted: lies. Beautiful lies. That's what they needed. People were fools.

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