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You look up, take in your surroundings, watch ordinary humans go about their daily business and return to the passage you just read. Stanley lifted Billy up and pushed him toward me. Dec 10, Jenn ifer rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Then she said, “Henry, I am never going to tell anybody what you said, not the principal or your parents or anybody. Jul 28, Seemita rated it it was ok Shelves: There was nothing to say anyhow. Return to Book Page.

I caught one over the shoulder, whirled and winged it back to Red who leaped high and came down with it. Now get that kid out of here! Feb 18, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing.


But I at least had seven acres to my credit. Football is difficult for him, but he enjoys the violence that comes with it. He had been an army officer in Ryye and had come to America when he heard that the streets were paved with gold. They gave us a list.

Semi-autobiographical ‘coming-of-age’ novel, telling the story of a young man growing up in Los Angeles during the Great Depression. Jan 04, Chaim rated it it was amazing. Stupid idea, I know, but maybe I could convince her to adopt me the same way she adopted Hank all those years ago. His language is plain, his grammar sparse but perfect, and there is a certain raw quality to his earlier works that many tried to replicate while missing the mark completely.

You only had one shot. There are funny, belly-laughing scenes and scenes that will make you shudder, scenes that are tender and scenes filled with pain, but through it all, you will stick with Hank Chinaski aka Charles Bukowski, the ultimate tough-guy with the heart of a poet.

A boy walked up to me while I was standing around at recess.

Ham on rye – Charles Bukowski

Never such a home run by a first grader! I think you’re a real pretty man. There was sunlight bukkwski the rug and on the legs of the people.


The man stood at the edge of the road. Uncle Ben was in a sanitarium up there, dying of TB. There were also tricks about the humps on the camels and about the written words on the package. And the natives think that white men are gods!

A fly appeared and whirled around and around the table. Red was a strange guy. I was told not to play with them but I walked down the street and watched them anyhow.

Ham on rye – Charles Bukowski

Then she pulled her dress down. The other boy shoved him and David fell over backwards. When the Miranda Bell guys showed up, the 7th grade champs, our 6th grade guys just looked at them and laughed. The waitress walked over. Unpretentious writers not of privileged classes.

Ham on Rye

Despite their famous squabbleI have no doubt in my mind that she added at least an extra decade to his life, without which he may have never lived to see the publication of this book in the first place. Maybe some day we’d play for U.

It sputtered, then stopped. He was no longer there.

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