Monday, January 25, 2010

Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski

The stories in this collection are all exceedingly short (ten pages at most, but typically more like four or five), which is fine with me. It's not Bukowski's best, but certainly worth reading if you're already a fan (I wouldn't recommend starting there though). The first sentence of the first story in the book is "'Balls,' he said." Which I love. I'm also happy that this title hasn't yet been repackaged, though I'm sure that will come. I only wish I could look at it without conjuring up thoughts of the band that named themselves after it.

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