Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski

Although I have dabbled a bit in some Bukowski verse, this was the first prose of his that I have read. I’m no stranger to the Beat writing style, having read On the Road and Junkie so I knew that Ham on Rye was probably going to be a very in your face, graphic novel…and I was right.

I probably allowed my dislike for the vulgarity to influence my three star rating as it was actually a well written book, especially the earlier sections where our protagonist/Charles Bukowski’s alter ego was a child.