When they said that this book is a 'difficult read', man they were not kidding! I couldn't follow it half of the time! I fear what actually used to go on in James Joyce's head if this is supposed to be his internal monologue!! Yikes! Tough to even listen to!
I have been listening to Ulysses off and on for 6 months and I must say that I did enjoy it very much. I may not have understood most of what I was reading but I did enjoy the poetry, the music, the monologues and the characters. It was funny, sad, lyrical, crude, sensitive and blunt. It is a novel that should be read many times and hopefully when I read it again, it will make a little more sense to me. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you give it a try.
The last half of this book is the worst thing I've read since .... the first half.
I think the style of writing in thought patterns is hard to follow and understand.
The one, the only, the hated, the classic...