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Review: The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

User Review  - A Reader - weRead

I really wanted to enjoy this book as any book about religious rejection and sexual awakening seems ok with me, but in the end it was wading through treacle. A lot of the writing was fantastic and ... Read full review

Review: The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

User Review  - A Reader - weRead

A great book by one of the greatest writers of the last century. Magnificent prose and one of the first of its kind, inspiring years of ambitious authors who wrote in the similar stream of ... Read full review

Review: The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

User Review  - A Reader - weRead

Has some redeeming value but was not so great in my not so humble opinion. I feel JJ could have written this book in 30 pages had he removed all the fluff and overanalysis of a weak plot. Read full review

Review: The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

User Review  - A Reader - weRead

There's, like, no plot and it's hard to understand the importance of a lot of the story if you aren't from the British Isles. There are quite a few one liners, however, that are especially intriguing and the growth of language throughout it neat. Read full review

Review: The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

User Review  - suzanne - weRead

i would like to admonish this book for making it extremely unlikely that i will ever read ulysses. thanks a lot, joyce. Read full review

Review: The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

User Review  - A Reader - weRead

having read this in high school and hated it makes me really want to skip on ulysses. but i'll get around to it some day. 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: The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

User Review  - A Reader - weRead

I was so confused... 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: The Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

User Review  - A Reader - weRead

A bit too intellectual for me! I'm not an intellectualist! I'm right-brained, as I discovered on Facebook, for that matter! Read full review


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