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was the last novel by Bukowski, and it is markedly different from
most of his work. This novel is underrated; it is a surreal tale, in
which a detective is investigating whetehr or not the French writer
Celine ever died. It's a silly tale with dark turns "dedicated
to bad writing", but it also is the final work of a man
grappling with his own mortality. Check it.
Opening with the exotic Lady Death entering the gumshoe-writer's seedy office in pursuit of a writer named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski's own brand of humour and realism, opening up a landscape of seamy Los Angeles.