If all the idiots love it, does that mean that this is an idiotic book, or worse, a book for idiots?
Charles Bukowski is not exactly a travel writer. He is a writer, and some people have called him an existentialist writer. But he is not a travel writer. I am going to include him here anyway, simply because he moves around a lot in this novel. And because I think he is awesome. So, here’s the story: It’s the early 1940s, the world is at war in Europe and the Pacific, and Charles Bukowski is staying at home, because he is apparently considered unfit for duty. He roams about the United States (mostly Los Angeles), looking for work, getting fired, then looking for..