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Pulp

By: Charles Bukowski
Narrated by: Christian Baskous
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Publisher's summary

Opening with the exotic Lady Death entering the gumshoe-writer's seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski's own brand of humour and realism, opening up a landscape of seamy Los Angeles.

©1994 Charles Bukowski (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Bukowskis worst.......still pretty good

This book was entertaining in its own right, however I would not recommended for new bukowski readers. Read Ham on Rye.

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All style and no story!

This is all style and no story, but I think that is totally the intention. Charles Bukowski states in the very beginning that the book is dedicated to bad writing and that's what he delivers in celebration of the pulp genre.

Christian Baskous delivers the characters in the voice of Bukowski masterfully.

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Bukowski’s greatest novel.

This is undoubtedly Bukowski’s greatest novel about the senselessness of life. It is so fun to listen to, especially by this narrator who goes the extra mile to give each character a full life of his own. I’ve listened to this book over 4 times, twice in Kuwait, ans twice in Rochester, New York. And I don’t mind listening to it a thousand times more. It is so funny, and so silly. And it is so profound as well, that it deserves its place in the pantheon of great American novels. I highly recommend it.

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Pulp fiction lives on!

You need to be a pulp fiction fan to enjoy this book. In my opinion it was great 👍 Thank you for this step in to the past. Pulp fiction lives on.

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My new favorite Bukowski title

Great story, great characters, I love Bukowski, and Baskous does a bang up job narrating it. 5 stars for sure.

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Bukowski and Baskous is always excellence

I just love those two, masterful writing and masterful narration.
It’s a light novel and quite entertaining.

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Best noir book I’ve listened too

Bukowski is a god when it comes to dark humor. He makes me want to be a fat private dick.

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A Swan Song about a Red Sparrow. Spoiler Alert.

You'll never see the end coming for this twisted tale of intrigue. It pounces upon you like a demented alligator plummeting from a Banyan Tree in the wilds of Fort Fracking Lauderdale. Or something.

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Weird, wild, ride of a book.

Great book Is really odd though. Death, aliens, Conspiracies, and good old fashioned Pulp detectives with a drinking problems. follow a drunk down on his luck private eye in his search for possibly dead famous authors, space alien invasion conspiracies, cheating wives, and corrupt weasly salesmen.

didnt much care for the narrators try at a female voice but otherwise it was a great adventure. definitely saving it in my favorites list. way too entertaining to miss. now i just gotta go ahead and get the hard copy

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he's earned his place as a classic writer

Bukowski may be crass but he makes up for it by painting a vibrant picture. the narrator, Christian Baskous, is one of my favorites as far as audio books go. definitely worth the listen!

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