Ham On Rye explores the brutal, brooding and sexual life of low income post depression teenage existence. Charles Bukowski has a unique but Hemingway-like writing style that is short, direct and insightful. All in all a great and intense read....Continua
Mi segunda novela de uno de los escritores más gamberros y desvergonzados que existe, que en mi opinión cuenta mucho más a su favor a la hora de narrar. No ha llegado a decepcionarme aún, ya que tiene un punto muy muy a su favor: que no tiene pelos en la lengua y es natural y espontáneo como la vida misma....Continua
There are some writers that are absolute. Still we forget them, and we approach our forties becoming a much worse person than when were about thirty. Like Charles Bukowski, the most influential american writer of the last century. Thanks to a good friend of mine, I have been confronted with his autobiographical novel Ham on Rye. Chinaski grows, and fights his guts for the right of living his own life....Continua
A less known and slightly underrated Bukowski, but one of the best I've ever had the pleasure to read. It goes beyond his usual provocative and cynical trademark style. It's a painful, honest and heartfelt account of an uncommon existence by a Holden Caulfield whose poetic and symbolic rye has been harvested and shaped into a sandwich. And filled with rotten ham.
A moving, painful must-read.