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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  - 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

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Ryan Andrew - Goodreads

I put to stars only because I had to read it quickly for class and could not swim to the bottom of it, which I hope some time later. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Katie Sullivan - Goodreads

Some people are going to kill me for rating this book so low, but I didn't connect with Joyce's style at all. Maybe in 10 years I'll go back and try to reread it, but as for now, i honestly thought it was just OK. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

I read this book multiple times in undergrad and liked it less and less each time. While I can appreciate the "moo cow baa laa laa" movement into modernism & stream-of-consciousness on an academic level, I wasn't moved by any of it. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Brent - Goodreads

The only Joyce I've read. But I think I get the picture. Read full review


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