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Ulysses

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

26 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

Proof of Joyce's ingenuity

What people don't understand when reading Joyce's Ulysses- is that it is not so much the plot of the book that is important but way the book is written; people claim that it's boring. It is complicated but that is what makes the book the third most researched piece of l...
What people don't understand when reading Joyce's Ulysses- is that it is not so much the plot of the book that is important but way the book is written; people claim that it's boring. It is complicated but that is what makes the book the third most researched piece of literature...right behind Shakespeare's work and the bible. That alone says a lot about the work. The complicatedness was intentional. Joyce is a genius and this proves it. How many authors can claim they've parodied the greatest figures in literature--Homer, Shakespeare, Dante, and the bible? Does anyone realize that each chapter is written from a different character's point of view, each chapter is written in a different style, each chapter's is written to follow Homer's Oddyssey?

Ulysses is not made for people who want to sit back and just read and not think. It is not made to entertain people. It is written for people who APPRECIATE LITERATURE.

posted by rnary on October 15, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Do not get the New Century Books edition

It is not formatted at all, just blocks of text and dialogue with no spacing between. It's already a tough read without trying to figure what is being narrated and what the characters are saying. Do not buy the New Century Books edition. This was my first e-book purchas...
It is not formatted at all, just blocks of text and dialogue with no spacing between. It's already a tough read without trying to figure what is being narrated and what the characters are saying. Do not buy the New Century Books edition. This was my first e-book purchase and I am totally disappointed. I am obviously going to have to spend more time previewing copies if just anyone can publish an e-book.

posted by K-Star on June 17, 2011

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    Posted June 17, 2014

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    Posted June 17, 2014

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    Posted June 11, 2014

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    Posted June 11, 2014

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    Posted June 18, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Not sure

    Can anybody tell me if this book is worth a 10 year olds time?

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

    Question?

    I never received it. I did get the Journals of Lewis and Clark. Waiting to hear from you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Lezies party

    Come at pg3 book 3 bring swim suits and family

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    Posted August 7, 2012

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    Posted July 31, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Ulysses

    Confusing
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  • Posted February 3, 2009

    Undisputed Champ of Writing

    The best prose I've seen in a book by the greatest author ever. Though not much happens and the things that happen aren't noticeable or forgettable it is a must read based on prose alone.

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