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Hot Water Music

Written by: Charles Bukowski
Narrated by: Christian Baskous
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes Bukowski's minimalist style and his thematic oeuvre.

©1983 Charles Bukowski (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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  • Parola138
  • 2013-12-26

Awesome collection of short stories

I've read probably 20+ Bukowski books. I enjoy his novels and poetry, but the short story collections have always been hit or miss. I had never read Hot Water Music before, but I figured to get it on Audible and give it a shot. I am very, very impressed with it. The stories are all very short. Most of them involve the types of 'ordinary madness' that Bukowski wrote about so well. I am very pleased I bought this audio and I will listen to again in the future.

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  • Dirty Dream Catcher
  • 2020-02-18

Early Bukowski

You'll recognize the seeds of stories from his novels and the movie Barfly.

Christian Baskous as always performs perfectly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-08

If you like Bukowski...

This narrator killed it. His enthusiasm is evident. Perfect inflexion. I can't imagine a better voice to read Bukowski.

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  • Mike
  • 2018-05-04

My first buk back in '90 or so, enjoyed revisit!

..gotta admit though, i prefer charles bukowski in book form. Not a fan of folks narrating his work.

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  • James D.
  • 2016-09-26

Not the best of Buk's stuff

I found a few things somewhat comical, but overall it was incoherent and dull. I struggled to keep interest and one story sounded like the next.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-01-09

Not his best but definitely ALRIGHT

Maybe a 5. Certainly not less than a 4. Short stories is Chanaski's creme... Great via audio