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Most Helpful Favorable Review

27 out of 31 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 November 15, 2014

    Nathan

    Bye Mom!!!!

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  • Posted November 5, 2014

    A challenge for most (myself included), but the trick is not to

    A challenge for most (myself included), but the trick is not to expect a plot driven story (something we're all too expectant of these days). Just read it for the insights and the interesting use of words.

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    Posted October 24, 2014

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    Posted October 18, 2014

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    Posted October 18, 2014

    Garrett

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    Posted October 18, 2014

    Nico

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    Posted November 15, 2014

    Ares

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    Posted October 18, 2014

    Garrett

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    Posted October 19, 2014

    Dionysua

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    Posted October 14, 2014

    Mascon

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    Posted October 7, 2014

    Mascon

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    Posted October 5, 2014

    Mason

    "Ok I think you guys have this." Shadow travles out.

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    Posted October 5, 2014

    A Giraffe

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    Posted October 5, 2014

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    Posted October 5, 2014

    Ry

    Deliver the wine too! *tosses him a bag of drachma and races after Vic.*

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    Posted October 5, 2014

    VicMars-Apollo

    Thank you, and goodbye.

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    VicMars-Apollo

    Th-thank you. I must go now. Goodbye, Father.

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    Posted October 7, 2014

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