Very different from other Bukowski’s books, it’s interesting when you know he wrote it to show how absurd some books are.
Deep and creative
I know that it’s meant as a parody of old pulp novels, but it winds up being that which it parodies - crappy & low-brow. I found myself laughing at the book, more than with the book. It feels like it’s trying too much. The ending is without payoff, and just kind of comes around for no good reason. There’s simply better ways to spend your time. Read a good book instead, for example.