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Post Office (Trade Paperback) - Charles Bukowski
Post Office (Trade Paperback)
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"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 mailbags... show more
"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 mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This classic 1971 novel—the one that catapulted its author to national fame—is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061177576 (0061177571)
ASIN: 61177571
Publisher: Ecco
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
2.5 POST OFFICE Review
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...
Sivachander
Sivachander rated it
3.0 Post Office
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.
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.5 Fear and loathing in the post office...
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...
Mike's Reviews
Mike's Reviews rated it
5.0 'Post Office' by Charles Bukowski (1971)
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...
Tasseled Booklikes
Tasseled Booklikes rated it
4.0
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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