Vivek Rawat Rawat من عند Leninskiy, Sverdlovskaya oblast', روسيا، 623488
I loved this book when I was a kid. About a sister who resents her younger brother who has mentally challenged and finds how out how much she really does love him when he's gone. I guess I could identify...I thought all my little brothers had mental problems. :)
meh. its a story about an alcoholic postal worker. conveyed in a shallow, vile way. it could have been done much more intelligently. bukowski seemed unwilling (or unable) to reveal any insight into his character´s self-destructive, loathful behaviour... and his female characters seem devoid of any real depth, aside from their moments of lustiness and hysteria... meh.
After Dowd's Solace, I was disappointed in this book. I thought it moved slowly, although it might have been more interesting for a British teen. The setting of Northern Ireland in the 80's provided a thought-provoking situation, but the story bogged down (no pun intended) until the very end.