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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Factotum

Book #46 on my reading list this year was Charles Bukowski's Factotum.

If you've read any Bukowski then you already know what you're getting into with this book. If you're not familiar with Bukowski Wikipedia has a good write up. If you don't like to read or are just plain lazy you're in luck as it looks like the book was recently adapted into an IFC film starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, and Marisa Tomei.

"Woke up this morning and it seemed to me, that every night turns out to be
A little more like Bukowski.
And yeah, I know he's a pretty good read.
But God who'd wanna be?
God who'd wanna be such an asshole?
" -- Modest Mouse

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