Title: Barfly: The Movie
Author: Charles Bukowski
Page Count/Review Word Count: 132
This is a unique little book, and definitely worth reading – especially if you’re a Bukowski fan. In fact, I enjoyed it more than the movie, and the movie was pretty good. This, though, is the original screenplay, which Bukowski wrote based loosely upon his own life, as he did with the rest of his work. It stars Hank Chinaski, a barfly, and Wanda Wilcox, his woman.
The action pretty much just follows the interactions between the two of them, and so that alone should be enough for you to get a good idea of what to expect here. Especially if you’ve read Bukowski before! And hey – watch the movie afterwards, too.