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Чарльз Буковски - культовый американский писатель XX века, чья европейская популярность всегда обгоняла американскую (в одной Германии прижизненный тираж его книг перевалил за два миллиона), автор более сорока книг, среди которых романы, стихи, эссеистика и рассказы. Несмотря на порою шокирующий натурализм, его тексты полны лиричности, даже своеобразной сентиментальности. ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 2011 by Eksmo (first published 1983)
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Jenny
Jun 03, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5*

10 ιστορίες,πολύ σύντομες.Πρώτη μου επαφή με τον συγγραφέα,με γοήτευσε,χωρίς όμως να με ενθουσιάσει!Σίγουρα θα τον ξαναπιάσω στα χέρια μου,με λιγότερες όμως απαιτήσεις αυτή τη φορά.

Στα θετικά:Η γραφή του μου άρεσε πολύ!Κοφτή,ωμή,με αρκετές περιγραφές των προσώπων που συναντούσαμε στις ιστορίες,αλλά και του περιβάλλοντος.Κατάφερε να με βάλει στο κλίμα και κατά έναν περίεργο τρόπο παρουσίασε την παρακμή ιδιαίτερα γοητευτική!

Στα αρνητικά:Οι ιστορίες,σαν ιστορίες,δεν με τρέλαναν.Πέρασαν και δεν
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İbn Zerhani
Dec 01, 2015 İbn Zerhani rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hiç Bukowski okumamıştım ve neyle karşılaşacağımı tahmin etsem de önyargısız yaklaşmaya çalıştım. Aslında başarılı da oldum; önyargısız yaklaştım. Ama sonuç ortada. Şöyle söyleyeyim: Ben ne kadar uzay mekiğiysem, Bukowski'nin yaptığı da o kadar edebiyat.

Bir kere bütün öyküler birbirine benziyor. Yani Bukowski, Bukowski öyküsü yazmaya çalışıyor. Öykülerin yarısı aslında ona ait değil, Bukowski hayranı biri tarafından yazılmış deseler inanırım. Üslup-tarz sahibi olmak sürekli aynı şeyi yazmak anl
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صان
Dec 17, 2016 صان rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
باید بگم که حرف نداشت.
Daniel
Feb 28, 2012 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am quite the fan of Bukowski. I enjoyed Factotum, Pulp, and Post Office in particular, and I think Ham On Rye is a work of art. Perhaps the only real catch to Bukowski's work is that he is something of a one trick pony. Don't get me wrong, though. It's still a good trick.

Where Bukowski fails in his writing (when he fails at all) is when he allows his nihilism to devolve into creative redundancy. He doesn't have very many points to make, and sometimes he tends to make them in the same way. Stil
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Γιάννης
Σε μια γιορτή φιλικού μου προσώπου το 2010 γνώρισα τον θείο του τον Σταμάτη. Ο Σταμάτης που είχε περάσει προ πολλού τα 70 ήταν έξω καρδιά τύπος. Κατέβαζε το πιοτό σαν λεμονάδα (ξεκίνησε χαλαρά με μπύρα πριν πάει στο κρασί για να καταλήξει σε ουίσκι, Τζόνι κατά προτίμηση), χόρευε ροκ-εν-ρολ (ανεξάρτητα από το τι μουσική έπαιζε) με τις μικρούλες (μικρούλες σε σχέση με αυτόν) και όταν δεν έπινε ή δεν χόρευε έλεγε αστείες ιστορίες με γλώσσα που δεν θα περίμενες για άτομο της ηλικίας του. Την επομένη ...more
Antonis
May 12, 2014 Antonis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-possession
Αποκρουστικά καλό.
yannis porfyropoulos
Sep 08, 2015 yannis porfyropoulos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lebo-s
πρώτη μου επαφή με τον μπουκόφσκι. έρωτας κεραυνοβόλος.
Elmira
Feb 22, 2016 Elmira rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
تنها دلیلی که کتابو ادامه دادم این بود که توی مسیر م به خونه میخوندمش و خوندن یه مشت پرت و پلا رو به دیدن خیابونایی که سیصد دفعه دیدمشون ترجیح دادم یه چیزی مثل انتخاب بین افتضاح و بد ترین.
و تنها دلیلی که کتابو ننداختم سطل آشغال این بود که مال کتابخونه بود.
به نظرم یه ستاره از سرشم زیاده.
داستان های کوتاه و به هم پیوسته که بیشتر مثل خوندن دفتر خاطرات یه آدم مزخرف بود که فقط از مشروب خوردن و اوق زدنش و استفراغ هاش تعریف و توصیف کرده بود و خوندن شعر هاش برای آدم های مزخرف تر از خودش و هیچ جنبه ی ا
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Jesse Brakefield
Jan 30, 2008 Jesse Brakefield rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jesse by: Tony Cooper
This was the first Bukowski I ever read. It was a serious eye-opener. Naive of me I know, but in a way I didn't think people could write stuff like this, publish stuff like this. It's easy enough to get hung on the more lascivious aspects, the drinking and the sex and the violence, but what really set him apart was his honesty, and his lack of fear in expressing things about himself that are unpalatable, unflattering, and the way he makes me laugh with him, at him. It taught me how to really lau ...more
Mark LaMountain
Dec 07, 2008 Mark LaMountain rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More stories, some of the Best Buk stories they is :) Hate everything? Think the world is some sick place where everything we value is falsely raised to be somehow important when it all actually means shit? This is the book for you. Bukowski got it, and he also managed to write some crazy shit about it and lucky for you it can be find just in these pages. Crack her open, and instead of being angry that he's such a douchebag, be furious that you're not.
Karla Torres
Lo que ocurre aquí, es que no puedo darle más estrellas, DETESTO las recopilaciones, no me gustan, preferiría leer un libro de cada historia (aunque en este caso, algunas historias sean de 4 páginas, no importa) prefiero leerlas por separado, ¿Por qué? Ok, me gusta Bukowski, me gusta su estilo, me gusta su crudeza, pero aún así, hay historias que no me gustaron, o por lo menos no tanto como otras, entonces cuando me toca leer 2 historias seguidas que no me gustan (o más), me da un poco de pereza ...more
David Fleming
Jul 02, 2011 David Fleming rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first thing I read of Bukowski's and his terse style seemed to me like a breath of fresh air. It's as if he copied Hemingway's style and then mimicked it to the point of caricature. And yet somehow I'm still saying that's a good thing.

I believe he took the potentiality of Hemingway's style and magnified it's unpleasantness in a manner similar to how Seth McFarlane exaggerated Matt Groening. Okay, maybe that analogy was pushing it but I love the way no thought or idea is too reprehen
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Paulo Hora
Apr 27, 2015 Paulo Hora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Algumas das histórias deram-me a volta à barriga, o que é sempre bom sinal.

Outro bom sinal é estar a escrever meia dúzia de palavras sobre a leitura. Uma escrita crua sobre a natureza humana mais cruel. E o engraçado é que nos deixa a saborear essa crueldade.

Talvez seja a minha demência a ser partidária do estilo, mas gostei.
J.P.
Dec 07, 2007 J.P. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: insomniacs
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Pardis Parto
Sep 01, 2008 Pardis Parto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
شخصيت محوري داستان هاي بوکفسکي،هنري چيتانسکي نام دارد.او اديبي است بدمست که درباره همه امور با صراحت و بي رحمي نظر مي دهد،به موسيقي علاقه مند است و از زنان گريزان.
در داستان هاي موسيقي آب گرم،ويژگي هاي جامعه ادبي و روشنفکري آمريکا را از منظر يکي از اعضايش مي توان ديد؛اين کتاب شايد پاسخي باشد براي اين پرسش اهل جستجو که چرا جامعه روشنفکري آمريکا در داخل اين کشور در مقايسه با روشنفکران ساير جوامع ناکارآمد و به رغم توليد آثار جدي و قوي،در امور اجتماع کم تاثير است.
بوکفسکي روشنفکران يا اهالي مجتمع شعر
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Phillip
Jul 28, 2011 Phillip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 20th-century
This is a good collection of short stories, all of which were very quick reads, so it felt like I made nice progress.

As for the stories themselves, they were vintage Bukowski, primarily focused on sex, booze, violence, and desperately dirty people. What really struck me while I was reading this collection is that Bukowski is, in a way, the evolution of literary naturalism. He focuses on down-and-out subjects, without skimping on the graphic detail, and he explores a world consisting of these typ
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Seán
Dec 13, 2009 Seán rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
My only prior exposure to Bukowski was Post Office and his enormous hipster rep. The former was a genuinely good read and seemed to justify the latter, or at least added weight to what otherwise seemed the tale of a lucky dirtbag who suffered from the occasional bout of insight.

However, these lusterless vignettes just sit on the page like the inert efforts of a lazy undergrad. Boasting atrocious dialogue and distracted endings, pretty much each story features a tough-guy character transparently
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Tyler Koslow
Apr 11, 2011 Tyler Koslow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bukowski's collection of short stories address the destructive and lonely nature of human existence. This is usually made by most writers in an extravagant, fiction-like manner, but Charles Bukowski brings destruction into his work through the normal, everyday dirty work that portrays the dark side to human achievement and society. His collection helped me realize that my ideal, no matter how surreal, can still be found in everyday observations on human life. This type of realism that he uses he ...more
liz
May 02, 2007 liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: assholes
Shelves: readforpleasure
By far, my favorite work by Bukowski. This collection of short stories is both beautiful and grotesque. He is such an ass, and he talks about such base and vile acts... yet I love it! I could not put it down; I simply had to find out what fucked up thing was going to happen next. I think that the beauty of Bukowski is that he turns shit into flowers. An act that you would never consider to be pleasing is suddenly shown in a more light. Taking a shit. Killing your wife. These things are such soci ...more
sweet jane
Ήταν το πρώτο βιβλίο του Μπουκόφσκι που διάβασα και δεν μπορώ να πω ότι με ενθουσίασε. Η επιλογή των διηγημάτων του ήταν ατυχής κατά την γνώμη μου. Επιπλέον, ήταν απαράδεκτο ακόμα και για έκδοση εφημερίδας, τα κείμενα να είναι μεταφρασμένα από δύο/τρεις μεταφραστές. Η αίσθηση και το ύφος του βιβλίου έχασαν πάρα πολύ από αυτή την απροσεξία...
Miguel Pais
Apr 09, 2015 Miguel Pais rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's something extremely appealing in Bukowski's raw minimalism. There's no need for more essence than that of the concise short stories that somehow seem to intertwine both in style and in content. A book I thoroughly recommend.
Ilario D'Amato
Appena completato l’ultimo rigo di questo libro, una volta alzati gli occhi dalla pagina non si può tornare a guardare “la gente” con gli stessi occhi di prima. Perché Bukowski ci introduce in un universo underground parallelo al nostro, che si innerva nella nostra quotidianità con le sue leggi e i suoi protagonisti, in cui si agitano misogini, pittori, assassini, poeti, stupratori, disoccupati senza ideali, asociali con velleità artistiche, inetti beoni che si lasciano scorrere addosso la vita, ...more
Ryan Werner
Three dozen tales of drinking and nihilistic tendencies show Bukowski at a literary high and the inhabitants of the world at a moralistic low.

German-born American author Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) had, at the time of 1983’s short story collection Hot Water Music (Ecco, ISBN:0876855966), made a career on taking his life-experiences and turning them into self-proclaimed “tales of ordinary madness.” With Hot Water Music, he uses breaks no new ground in his literary career, instead putting out ano
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Megan Henrich
I'm a big fan of Buk, and because of this, I did enjoy some aspects of this collection. I think it's reductive and pointless to talk about whether his work is sexist (though I will say this...he allows his female characters to do some interesting things because he didn't care whether readers found him sexist) or autobiographical and therefore mislabeled, and, far more damning, unimaginative and just stuck. People always talk about these things with regards to Buk and what I would like to do is t ...more
John M.

I've read a number of Bukowski's other books, and Hot Water Music just didn't appeal to me like the others. It's a collection of short stories that essentially repeat the same formula over and over again. In fact, a lot of these stories could be inserted as chapters in Women, which in my opinion is the weakest of the Bukowski novels.

Even though it's just over 200 pages long, it was a tedious read, aside from a small handful of stories. If you're new to Bukowski, read Ham on Rye or Post Office,
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dete
Mar 26, 2015 dete rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
— Когато бях момиче, в квартала ни живееше една жена с 15-годишна дъщеря. Дъщерята беше неконтролируема. Майката я пращаше да купи хляб, а малката се връщаше осем часа по-късно с хляба, но след като се е изчукала с шест мъже междувременно.
— Ами според мен, майката е трябвало сама да меси и пече хляба си.
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Последвахме Ейч Ар по стълбите, а после по коридора, боядисан в синьо и червено и лъхащ силно на убийство.
— Единственият хотел в този град, който се съгласи да
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Jennpants
Ive heard so much about Bukowski, people talk about him, love his work, etc.

So I finally picked up a copy of Hot Water Music to take with me while traveling.

I hated it. It was easy to get through and, admittedly, there were moments of brilliant succint-ness (spelled right? a real word?) where things were summed up neatly, wrapped up perfectly, in only a few small words...I liked that. That takes brains, thinking, restraint.

But really, how many stories about losers can one take? Lets not glorify
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Emalie Soderback
May 20, 2009 Emalie Soderback rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
An explicitly brutal portrayal of human relationships, addiction, sexual ache and emotional carnage this book repulsed and attracted me in a way that only Bukowski can. It fueled many conversations of how writers put themselves into their work on different levels, leading to several questions revolving around the one bit in the book where a man swiftly asks for a match and then slits a stranger’s throat all in a few minutes and without a second thought. Why was this man a genius. I don’t know.

“C
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Cristóbal Martínez
Al abrir un libro de Bukowski se puede esperar de todo, excepto decencia.
Esto queda totalmente demostrado en Música de Cañerías (Hot Water Music), un conjunto de historias urbanas que rayan en la ficción erótica, la pornografía y la literatura gore, sin ser necesariamente parte de alguna de ellas.
Bukowski es un escritor siempre joven, cuyas historias, aunque distantes temporalmente, podrían estarse viviendo en algún sitio en el momento justo en que el lector recorre una vez más las líneas de uno
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Allan
Jul 14, 2014 Allan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
In comparison to South of No North, which I finished a few days ago, his other short story collections that I have read, and his novels, I didn't enjoy this collection quite as much.

You know what you're going to get with Bukowski, and while we have a little less Chinaski in this collection, there are characters with very similar characteristics, doing very similar things. At the same time, some of the stories were just a little fantastical, and a couple were just a little too close to the bone
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Henry Charles Bukowski (born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski) was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands ...more
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