Aaron Maddox's Reviews > Tales of Ordinary Madness
Tales of Ordinary Madness
Aaron Maddox's review
Aug 03, 2010
** spoiler alert ** i learned that even the most obstruct, vile, deepest tretches of a mans soul based on views of things you and i avoid yet confront reluctantly in our evryday lifes can be depicted as art.i began eating away at this book as a way to pass time while sittingg in a texas county jail. i had no idea what i was getting my self into, let alone who the fuck charles bukowski was. but it opened my eyes to the true beauty some beat poets have to offer.the way he includes himself into his stories of other men that keep you in a constant state of confusion as to whether he is talking about himself, another, or speaking through mere hypothetical situations he created to render himself clear of the ravished ambitions he once called his own. that being said i believe that buk incorperates himself (by using false names) into situations where he acts and speaks the way most of us amricans wish we could in the most average of situations we always seem to find ourselves in. by no means am i proud to say i can relate to this poet and frankly i could have happily gone along with the sad story written by some arrogant masicistic being they call god whom is the author to my life with out ever running into this sonofabitches book, but as freud said there are no accidents. (forgive me fo being so cliche) that being said i still to this day find my self craving (as i do all things that are bad for me) more of the incredibly enlightening yet disturbing literature written by charles bukowski.
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August 3, 2010 – Shelved
August 3, 2010 – Finished Reading