Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Long Looks at Women

I LOVE Bukowski and I love his prose but Women is a tough book to love, not because of his treatment of the fairer sex I've read worse but because of the repetition. Unlike Factotum or Ham on Rye for example there wasn't anything that will drag you back to this 304 pager other than your love of him. He's a fantastic writer, a real one of a kind but Women isn't the finest example of his greatness.  I should point out that the three star is based on the Henry Chinaski standard as any Bukowski book is better than any other book that isn't.