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Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Anne Thessen - Goodreads

I think I don't like James Joyce, but I'm going to read another of his books before I decide. This book seemed to take a really long time to ask the question "What is beauty?". Joyce is a good writer, just not my style. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

I read most of it and then later found out I didn't have to read past chapter 2. Total rip off. Anyway, I'm not saying Joyce is a bad written, I just don't enjoy that whole modernist, stream-of-consciousness-ish style of writing. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

I couldn't really stay focused on this book. I may try another book by Joyce to see if I continue to have this issue. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Krista - Goodreads

I tried this book twice before I committed to finishing it. I just found it difficult to get into the book. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

I want to get to grips with Joyce but so far his appeal eludes me. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Latha - Goodreads

Way over my head. Didn't finish it - couldn't understand it. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Liza - Goodreads

This is one of the worst books I have ever been forced to read. I hated this book's overuse of "stream of consciousness". Just about everything in this book was horrible, incoherent, pointless, or boring. A combination of all of that, actually. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Amy Huebner - Goodreads

I found this book very dense and hard to understand. I am not particularly fond of it, but I guess if I had to read it again, it might make more sense. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Stacy Chance - Goodreads

You say one of the best works of fiction of the 20th century, I say "huh?" Just did not go for all of the religious allegory and unnecessary symbolism. Felt forced, boring, and overly long to me. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

I love James Joyce- but this book bored me silly. Read full review


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