Ham On Rye: A Novel

Ham On Rye: A Novel

Paperback | July 29, 2014

byCharles Bukowski

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In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, woman, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D.H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.

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In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, woman, and the Los Angel...

In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angel...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006117758X

ISBN - 13:9780061177583

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bukowski's best #plumreview Funny and depressing, just like life.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Young Years Crude, graphic and depressing! A classic Bukowski looking back at the younger years!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Terse, Brutal Look At Growing Up Poor Unlike any coming-of-age story you've ever read. Imagine if your life sucked but you didn't care and refused to let it kill you. This is that.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Almost impossible to put down from start to finish, Ham on rye is an incredible example of Bukowskis endless talent as a writer
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Gritty Coming of Age Tale Read this book in about three days. I couldn't put it down. This is a dark story of a boy growing up through the great depression, a boy who grows up hating everyone and resenting people for his own misfortunes.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Forget catcher in the rye. This coming of age story oozes sincerity in its crude yet beautiful delivery.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I real detailed take on the extremes of life. The experiences of Henry portrayed in this book are raw, graphic and harrowing. Certainly worth a read if you can deal with the emotional turmoil!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I love Bukowski's writing. For a book without a typical plot, it's a great read. It's more about the way he describes a situation and people's emotions from what is going on. Great author and to me, his top book!
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME BOOK I love this book! If I was on a stranded island this would be the book I'd take.
Date published: 2009-11-30