Originally Posted by Avptallarita
Same advice I gave to Shun: make sure you've read the Odyssey before getting onto Ulysses (if you haven't done so already). I'd start with Dubliners before the big books... can't say I reccomend Portrait in any way, but I guess it's one of those books you "must" read. (easily the worst thing Joyce ever wrote, imo).
Try to read 'Portrait'(and Dubliners too, if you want) before Ulysses
. It's better than what AVP would have one believe(but I won't say why due to spoilers and such). It probably is the worst thing he's wrote--other than individual short stories--but saying it's 'the worst' gives the wrong impression: it's a hell of a lot better than most stuff.
My readings have ftapered off; funny story really(which doesn't need to be told). Anyways, I plan on starting up Snow Country
soon. 1000 Cranes
was cool, so I have high hopes.