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worth a read?
Pick up my book, i read bukowski
off the best album of the 1990s innit
You can get much better 'beat' stuff.
he's like jean genet without the poetry ot excitement
read something GOOD like Vonnegut or Thompson.
read women, was moved by his hatred of his fellow (wo)man.
but God! whod want to be such an asshole?</mm reference>
Fuck you. <Bind 'x' - 'read threads all the way through>
he's definitely worth some time. All his novels bar Pulp (which is crap) are worthwhile, but Ham On Rye and Post Office in particular are lovely.
There are a million books of short stories and poetry he wrote and I've hardly read even a fraction of it, but 'Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit' is the best one I've come across so far.
He's a one trick pony though, so if you find you don't like one of his books, it's unlikely that'll change however many more you go through.
read the poem 'the genius of the crowd', i could pm it to you i suppose.
or get a compilation of his stuff.
i've got 'you get so alone at time that it just makes sense'.
very interesting. not perfect, but definitly interesting.
i loved both Ham on Rye and Post Office and his short stories are great too.
I think the best place to start would be Ham On Rye if you're interested and then see if you like his style.
I would really recommend Ham On Rye. I don't really know any females who enjoy his work but maybe you will...
Obviously you should read Last Exit to Brooklyn by Selby Jr if you haven't. The way he uses punctuation makes it feel like the characters are screaming at you in certain chapters. Best book ever written.
How THE FUCK does he end up being in all these things? I mean, that really makes me sick - anything to do with culture they feel the need to talk to that eejit, when there is not one iota of anything interesting being filtered through to his own band's music, meaning he must only ever be paying lip service to all these guys.
I remember seeing some Pixies thing where they got comments from him, and pretty much all he came up with was 'Yeah, we got back from tour and people were playing this album called Surfer Rosa'. Really? Wow, thanks for the insight you fucking idiot
i didnt just read the book
i bought the bloody tshirt
you look like 'damien'.
either that or it's the look you give before happy slapping old men.
I identified with the central character going from one dead-end job to another in rapid succession. The movie version curiously fails to illuminate that, despite a great performance from Matt Dillon.
if the director could go back and tighten up the editing. Its well acted and shot but it has that typical, meditative pacing that indie movies always seem to have which is completely at odds with that of the book.
I think it was a tough book to make a film out of though. I thought Matt Dillon was good in it but remember really hating Lily Taylor's acting though.
One of my all time uncomfortable moments was watching it with my girlfriend's parents in the room. I began to regret renting it around the time of this voiceover: "Jan was an excellent fuck. She had a tight pussy. And she took it like it was a knife that was killing her."
i LOVE last exit to brooklyn.
But all his stories are very similar... Isn't Albert Hammond Jr producing a film of Junkie?
I thought that was Burroughs?
didn't like it. That is all.
at the time. It explains a lot about men and mysogny (sp) - well, at the time I thought I did.
(All my good books are in my loft - sadface... time to read new ones..)
Im a big fan and i found actually watching him sit and talk about things entertaining and i do think he was a very clever man.
his voice was nothing like how you'd imagine it to be. I expected a grumbly deep thing and he actually speaks quite quietly and at a higher pitch