'What will you do?' 'Oh, hell, I'll write a novel about writing the screenplay and making the movie.' 'What are you going to call it?' 'Hollywood.' Henry Chinaski has a penchant for booze, women and horse-racing. On his precarious journey from poet to screenwriter he encounters a host of well-known stars and lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry. Poetic, sharp and dangerous, Hollywood - Bukowski's fictionalisation of his experiences making the film Barfly - explores the many dark shadows to be found in the neon-soaked glare of Hollywood's limelight.
A great play by play on the making of the movie Barfly written by Charles Bukowski. He sees the absurdity of it all, rolls around in its bright light, and escapes back into his personal darkness. If you are a Bukowski fan this novel will surely not disappoint!
Alicia, The Book Grocer