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.
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.
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
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
"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.
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
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
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