Pulp 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.--Andrew H
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.
About the Author
Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944, when he was twenty-four, and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.