Tag: Musings

Charles Bukowski – On Love | Review

Title: On Love

Author: Charles Bukowski

Type: Poetry

Page Count/Review Word Count: 216

Rating: 4*/5

 

Charles Bukowski - On Love

Charles Bukowski – On Love

 

This book does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a collection of different poems by Charles Bukowski that focus on the topic of love. What’s interesting is that there are different types of love represented here, from the love he had for women to his love of the horses, his cats and his typewriter. But mostly, the poems here follow his musings on love and the phenomenon that it causes inside a person. After all, just because Bukowski was a cynic, it doesn’t stop him from having the same feelings as the rest of us.

That, by its very nature, makes this one of his more approachable books. It doesn’t push the reader away – it invites them in, which makes it the perfect introduction to his work for people who’ve never read him before. The presentation of it is fantastic as well, and it even includes a few of his doodles. Some people have said that this is just an attempt to make money from his memory, but I think it’s a beautiful little book and a great addition to my collection. I’m glad I own it. Buy it – you will be, too.

 

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

 

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Jack Handey – Deepest Thoughts | Review

Title: Deepest Thoughts

Author: Jack Handey

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 96

Rating: 9/10

 

Jack Handey - Deepest Thoughts

Jack Handey – Deepest Thoughts

 

This book was awesome! Jack Handey was a writer for Saturday Night Live, and this book contains some of his musings on life, such as: “It’s funny that pirates were always going around searching for treasure, and they never realised that the real treasure was the fond memories they were creating.”

What, you need further persuasion? Why? This book is just as entertaining as Deep Thoughts, its predecessor. It comes highly recommended from me, so get it!

 

Jack Handey

Jack Handey

 

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