“if you've read bukowski before you may be looking forward to this one. i read some poems and Hot water music (the latter i really enjoyed) but this one is just a let down. here is bukowski/protagonist just doing the usual tinbeating and loudmouthing. more pricks than kicks. the worst part is when he tries to caricature hollywood folk - werner herzog becomes 'wenner zergog'. that's really preteen shit.
i couldn't go through more than two chapters. ”