Ulysses takes place in a single day, 16 June 1904, also known as Bloomsday, it sets the characters and incidents of the Odyssey of Homer in modern Dublin and represents Odysseus (Ulysses), Penelope and Telemachus in the characters of Leopold Bloom, his wife Molly Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, and contrasts them with their lofty models. The book explores various areas of Dublin life, dwelling on its squalor and monotony. Nevertheless, the book is also an affectionately detailed study of the city. In Ulysses, Joyce employs stream of consciousness, parody, jokes, and virtually every other literary technique to present his characters. Many consider it the best novel of the twentieth century. It is powerfully written, a book for the ages.
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I've started a read along on BookCrossing to read this book in 2015. We are going to be reading one installment every 3 weeks. I have now finished the first installment and found it not as heavy going ... Read full review
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Always wanted to read this book. I thought it would be too difficult, but it is not a problem to read. The constant references to poets, authors or symbols from the Greek book means that somethings ... Read full review