portions from a wine stained notebook

anonymous asked:

Love your work. Can you recommend some books, it would be great to know that type of reading you like

oh man, this is always hard for me to answer. Specially since i haven’t been reading as much as i should lately. i’d recommend: the unbearable lightness of being, edgar allan poe vol. v, infinity blues, a farewell to arms, ham on rye, 1q84, the book of laughter and forgetting, women, west of rome, portions from a wine stained notebook, the dharma bums. i’m drawing a blank on anything else. 

Some people will bother you. They will not understand what you are trying to do. They will knock on your door and sit in a chair and eat up your hours while giving you nothing. When too many people arrive and keep arriving you must be cruel to them for they are being cruel to you. You must run their asses out on the street. There are some people who pay their way, they bring their own energy and their own light but most of the others are useless both to you and themselves. It is not being humane to tolerate the dead, it only increases their deadness and they always leave plenty of it with you after they are gone.
—  Charles Bukowski, Portions From a Wine-Stained Notebook