This is the first time I’ve read anything by Charles Bukowski; I liked it.
Hollywood is basically a memoir in novel form as far as I can tell. 374 more words
(I haven’t written any of these in a while. The reasons are manifold: one, I’ve been writing other things, and quite frantically; two, I’ve been reading a spate of new novels, including… 1,841 more words
Marco Pavé at Artistik Lounge
I finally had a chance Sunday night to catch a live set by Marco Pavé, a young rapper from North Memphis making a name for himself with his tales of struggling and striving to transcend the streets. 199 more words
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote shares a deep bond with Christopher Isherwood’s short story “Sally Bowles” which became the movie Cabaret. In each a young writer travels to a big city, gets an apartment in a building full of unusual people and meets a wonderful train wreck of a woman who wants to be a star but does not have the talent to pull it off and ends up going through a series of men until she more or less disappears from the narrator’s life for good. 497 more words