225 Followers
21 Following
wjmcomposer

wjmcomposer

Currently reading

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Miéville
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
Terrence Hake, Wayne Klatt
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
My System: 21st Century Edition
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
James Madison
Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Richard Zacks

post office: A Novel

Post Office (Trade Paperback) - Charles Bukowski In Post Office we find a lovable loser, an always autobiographical Bukowski dressed up thinly as a fictional man. He rarely does anything amazing, or faces external challenges which would inspire a reader to think "aha, interesting premise!" But what makes Bukowski so entertaining to generations of readers is his continual ability to look at the world with an eternal outsider's eye, and the ability to slip in an amazingly astute observation when you least expect. There's so much you could dislike, or henpeck about his writing, but it's overwhelmed easily by the unexpected brilliance, and won over just as the people he runs into are: by his wonderful charm. I'm being honest, this is a three-star book. But it's the best three star book you'll ever read.