Written by Neal on September 17th, 2008

Title: Ulysses
Author: James Joyce
Year: 1922

Davy Byrne smileyawnednodded all in one: – liiiiichaaaaaach!

That’s right, no stars! Boy did this book take me a long time to read. To be fair, I was really busy at work and my leisure reading time dropped significantly. I can safely say however, that this novel almost stopped me from reading.

I would describe the plot, but there really isn’t one. The description and the detail of the novel are amazing. Joyce is able to create visual imagery that is outstanding. I did find the novel difficult to read. Sometimes the story was some complex and the passages so heavy that I had to read them twice. I often found myself drifting to sleep after a few pages of reading, which almost never happens.

As you can probably tell from the tone above, I did not really enjoy this novel. I think that it is a novel written for critics, not readers. If you like to critique books, or you are an English Major, you will enjoy this book. If not, you probably won’t.

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