My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This one was a tough nut to crack, but I fault my own ignorance as the reason I didn't like it all that much.
Joyce's stream-of-consciousness writing -- no doubt groundbreaking and edgy for its time -- is also meandering and obtuse. I feel that this is a book you have to re-read and study to truly appreciate, and lack the time or inclination to approach that mountain.
I'm glad to have "Ulysses" in my rear-view mirror. It had sparks of wild intelligence but overall was a homework-style chore. Still, it leaves me curious about some of James Joyce's other highly-praises works.
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