… and Ulysses. That was a bit hard going and I mean I’m a Dubliner. It’s practically forced on ya. At least once every year on the 16th of June. But yeah apart from Finnegan’s Wake and Ulysses… The rest was pure gold.
Mind you, I attended one of the schools in Portrait. I found some of his characterization a bit twee… Still, Finnegan’s Wake, Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist not great, the rest were gems…
… except for Dubliners… I mean he should have just called the book Bored Rich Southsiders and been done with it.
I couldn’t get more than a few pages into Finnegans Wake. I read Ulysses, but I’d be lying if I said I understood it fully. I like Portrait, I have to say, though it does have a ‘pretentious, moi?’ vibe to it; I’ve never quite sure how much of that is intentional (Joyce mocking his younger self) and how much is completely accidental. Dubliners is magnificent.
I’m always struck by D.H. Lawrence’s comment about Joyce (‘too terribly would-be and done-on-purpose’) which has the ring of truth about it. But then Lawrence was full of himself as well
I hold people who finish Finnegan’s Wake in the same regard as I do those who finish Disaster…
…I am sort of impressed but genuinely concerned for their mental health.
for the people!
Are you okay, lad? Anyone who thinks Ulysses was “not great” isn’t quite the full shilling if you ask me. It is arguably the best damn novel of the 20th century.
Alright dorks, take it to another room! (Fellow dork here)
Ever watch a wolf chewing it’s leg off to get out of a trap? I reckon they had an expression much like my wife while forcing herself to read it as a challenge. She’s a keeper.
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Chapter 298 - book of AACC:
@Jonathan: Welcome our special guest…TermiNATEor.
@Jonathan:You had a long journey. Maybe you don’t know but I everested once…that was a journey!
TermiNATEor: I had to travel back in time…at elevation!! Autonomous bikes are going to take over the world…we’re half way there!
@ambermalika: Happy halfway !
TermiNATEor: We need you to have more mitochondria and better developed sympathetic nervous system for the “fight or flight” response.
@ambermalika: The human body is so amazing!
TermiNATEor: Chad’s plans were good but there was some youtube shitshow and everyone lost focus… ( maybe I should have come two weeks earlier … damn!)
TermiNATEor: The thing (#1) is…I’ll bring you back on track with some AI plans!
@chad: I need beers…some high ABV stuff.
TermiNATEor: Beers with Chad!
@chad: Minimum effective dose.
TermiNATEor walks away with Chad: I’ll be back!
@IvyAudrain: I’ll report back to the team! Some more details would be nice…
TermiNATEor: I guess you all know the man with the hammer. My buddy Thor will give you the insights.
@Jonathan: TermiNATEor, please leave us a rating.
@Pete enters the the room.
Just wondering how much the TR folks are sitting back, eating popcorn and laughing at us predicting tomorrow’s revelations…
Sitting back… they better be working stinkin’ hard to make sure the cast is EPIC!!!