Publish date: April 2nd 2009
Publisher: Virgin Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Synopsis: "It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged m...
a brilliantly woven plot with an extraordinary language wit. the only thing I pondered after finishing the book was whether this book deserves the the title of post office. I would give 3.5 stars for this.
Post Office is my first Charles Bukowski novel (I know him more for his short stories and poetry), and it didn't disappoint. Many times I found myself laughing out loud, and then other times I was horrified by the behavior of Bukowski's fictional alter ego, Hank Chinaski. The man's not a hero of any...
Charles Bukowski, Post Office (London: Virgin Books, 2009), 160pp "I met an old drunk on the street one afternoon. I used to know him from the days with Betty when we made the rounds of the bars. He told me that he was now a postal clerk and that there was nothing to the job. It was one of the big...
My first Bukowski, which is not going to be the last. The novel is ridiculously funny and incredibly sad at the same time. Henry Chinaski by a turn of fate ends up wasting twelve years of his life in a post office among overachieving supervisors and strange company policies. I think anyone, who has ...
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