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User Review  - mnlohman - LibraryThing

I know it's a great classic, and I love things Irish, but I couldn't make it through this book. Autobiographical story of james Joyce's youth. The Thomas Wolfe of Ireland; doesn't know when to quit ... Read full review

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

I know it’s a great classic, which is why I read it. But can I just say that I could barely understand what was going on through the whole book without sounding like a complete idiot? I had been planning on reading Ulysses but maybe not. Read full review

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User Review  - VivalaErin - LibraryThing

Marginally better than [Ulysses] for me. I think it's because Joyce makes it so easy to loathe Stpehen. Once again, this is one of those books that I can appreciate as part of the canon, but I don't ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Jonathan Williams - Goodreads

You know, I rather enjoy the style of Joyce, but not necessarily the cadence, if you understand my meaning. It works better as poetry and not prose. I just couldn't involve myself in the plot, as much ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Smartiyan - Goodreads

Stream of consciousness writing is difficult to grasp, but enjoyable to read. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Deedee Light - Goodreads

Not a fan of Joyce so the rating will never be high for his works. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

I recognize that this is one of the great books of the 20th century, but it just not relevant. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Charlie Flannelly - Goodreads

There were parts of it I liked, but overall it didn't really grab me. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Bryan (Beej) Jones - Goodreads

Maybe its me, but I just have a tough time with Joyce and the whole genre he seemed to spurn. Indeed, the art of literature is subtly telling a message and providing insight into the human condition ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

Just don't get the Joyce thing~ Read full review


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