I recently read Post Office by Charles Bukowski and I recommend you do the same.
Right from the dedication at the beginning I was drawn in, and then again by the first line. While I do not think the first line is the most important part of the book I am a sucker for a good one.
These two lines sum up the book perfectly. Angry, funny and sad.
This one was his first novel and the writing is pretty messy, but in a really good way! It makes it feel really personal and by the end it feels as though the main character is a real person. I get the impression that some of the story was taken from his own life but it is still amazing to feel so there in the story.
When the character was angry, I was angry. When he was sad, I was sad.
It is a bit crazy and messy but so was the life of the characters. The fact that it is written in a messy way in the first person really made me believe that the main character had actually written this book.
I realise this review is incredibly short. I started it a few days ago and found it difficult because I really loved the book and wanted to write something that did it justice. But then I realised that I am not actually a book critic and I can just say that I really liked it and would definitely recommend it.
I’d give it: 5/5