Author Rating: A

I read all of these during the 1980s and 1990s and highly recommend them. They are not for those easily offended by the grimier side of life.

Ham On Rye

“A crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast’s coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.”

Post Office

Bukowski’s first novel, based on his career as a post office employee

Hot Water Music

It’s a novel but each chapter is really a short story.

South of No North

This is a group of wonderful short stories that left me feeling very sad.


Bukowski’s last novel is a spoof of hard-boiled detective novels.