Tales of Ordinary Madness
Inspired by D.H. Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited.
From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.
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Review: Tales of Ordinary MadnessUser Review - Cie - Goodreads
This is a book of short stories, sometimes with fictional characters and sometimes autobiographical. The first two-thirds of the book were absolutely great. They're funny, entertaining, alarming ... Read full review
Review: Tales of Ordinary MadnessUser Review - Indra Mangule - Goodreads
I simply love Bukowski. He belonged to a world I dont quite understand and he disliked people on such a high level - it confuses me. He describes a universe, where all things are wrong and where ... Read full review