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User Review  - samantha464 - LibraryThing

Another one of those I tried to read in High School and just couldn't finish. When I sat down as a grown-up and rea it, I cursed myself for waiting so long. Beautiful, captivating, and a great introduction to Joyce, who's not exactly an easy read overall. He's worth it though. Read full review

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User Review  - mind_wanderer - LibraryThing

I have read one other book by James Joyce and was prepared for the dense language that is the first hurdle in reading his work. But aside from having to reread lines and paragraphs, or even pages at a ... Read full review

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User Review  - bastet - LibraryThing

This is the only Joyce book I've ever been able to get through. I loved it though. I thought it would prime me for Ulysses, but I've never been able to handle that book. This was marvelous. Magical even. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I first read this book in college and was so struck with Joyce's lyricism, his ability to make words sound like music that I have re-read it several times since, just to remember how beautiful ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

a perfect book! Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

Although you get the sense that Joyce was a truly abnormal boy, with an abnormally strong sense of good and evil, I don't think anyone could read this book without identifying with the main character in some ways. Overall, quite brilliant. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Joyce draws a broad picture of life in Ireland at the end of the 19th Century, while detailing the main character's progression through fearful Christianity toward adulthood and a rejection of ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

Just reread in preparation to teach. HATED it when was assigned to read as a student. Coming to it as an adult was a joy; density/intensity of the text sucks you in. It feels bolder and more dangerous than anything modern I've read lately. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

A total classic. I imagine it would be different w/o my high school english teacher explaining the nuances to me, however ... Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Ken Takagi - Goodreads

Good Stuff. I always was a little intimidated by Joyce but found this book accessible. Helpful to know a little about Irish history. Not a quick read but one well worth the effort. Definitely worth a second read. Read full review


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