Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski [TRADE PAPERBACK RE-ISSUE] 2002 • Ecco

  • $16.00

Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski 


Visually, virtually identical to the Black Sparrow first, but with the Ecco imprint.

Nice reading copy.   Front cover has some faint staining to upper right hand corner.  Otherwise very good, with visible shelf / edge wear.  Pages are stark white and read beautifully. 

With his characteristic raw and minimalist style, Charles Bukowski takes us on a walk through his side of town in Hot Water Music. He gives us little vignettes of depravity and lasciviousness, bite sized pieces of what is both beautiful and grotesque.

The stories in Hot Water Music dash around the worst parts of town – a motel room stinking of sick, a decrepit apartment housing a perpetually arguing couple, a bar tended by a skeleton – and depict the darkest parts of human existence. Bukowski talks simply and profoundly about the underbelly of the working class without raising judgement.

In the way he writes about sex, relationships, writing, and inebriation, Bukowski sets the bar for irreverent art – his work inhabits the basest part of the mind and the most extreme absurdity of the everyday. - Bookshop Apocalypse