A Novel

Book - 2002
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Hank and his wife, Sarah, agree to write a screenplay, and encounter the strange world of the movie industry.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2002, ©1989
Edition: 1st Ecco ed
ISBN: 0876857632
Branch Call Number: FICTION BUKOWSKI 2002
Characteristics: 239 pages : portrait ; 23 cm


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Dec 04, 2015

This semi-autobiographical (like quite a bit of his work) novel is based on his experiences working on the script for "Barfly," which starred Mickey Rourke as a Bukowski-esque drinker/writer. There's a certain meta-ness to it that is different than much of his work, but it will really only appeal to the die hard Bukowski fan.

NatMarAma Oct 10, 2015

This is my least favorite Bukowski novel. We get it. You write a screenplay. Movie's on. Movie's off. Movie's back on. Everybody drinks. I think the rest of the Chinaski books had more substance and better story lines.

thebigp2012 Apr 23, 2015

Great book!!! Gives the trials and tribulations of getting a screenplay produced in Hollywood. Not his greatest novel, but pretty good!


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