Title: The Most Beautiful Woman in Town
Author: Charles Bukowski
Page Count/Review Word Count: 234
A lot of the stories in this collection were already familiar to me through Bukowski’s other collections, because this is pretty much a collection of different stories from different places that are all pulled into one under the general theme of the women that he met throughout his life. And of course, because it’s Bukowski, it’s offensive as shit if you don’t want to read about alcoholism, bigotry, all sorts of weird sex stuff and just the darker side of humanity as a whole.
Still, it’s a pretty good introduction to his work, and it was enjoyable enough to read. It didn’t stand out though, either for being bad or for being good. And honestly, if you’re going to check out his prose rather than his poetry then you’re probably better off going for one of his novels instead of for one of his short story collections. There are also some recent releases that bring together his work on subjects like love, cats and writing, which also work pretty well as a introduction.
I’m glad I read this and I did enjoy it, but I’m thirty odd books in now and pretty much just finishing off the final few Bukowski books that I haven’t read. S0 yeah.