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the book may be sophisticated and considered as one of best written books out there, but boy is it boring...the chapter lengths are ridiculous if you plan to read at least a chapter a day you hand better have around two hours free. The book is uneventful and its really us following a boy who is whiny and annoying  

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One does not read Joyce.
Joyce's writings are a study requiring free and available annotations via the web.
With patience and a decent annotated text, even Ulysses is wonderful and exciting.

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One of the worst books that I've ever read, I cannot stand stream of conciousness writing!

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Scott Freeman - Goodreads

I struggle between 3 and 4 stars for this one. I had to work hard at this but it will stick with me for a while. Chapters 3-4 alone are worth the read. Read full review

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User Review  - Ms. Manal - Goodreads

Reading it was a torture Read full review

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User Review  - Zahed - Goodreads

I have to probably re read it many times to get the grasp of it. Was a daunting task. But will pay another visit to it soon. Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Stephen Daedalus spreads his waxen wings in an attempt to escape the Hiberno-Centric universe! Read full review

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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

Better than Ulysses! Read full review

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User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

I mean...obviously brilliant...and much of it was surprisingly, absolutely wonderful to read -- insightful, astute, beautiful. Another healthy part (basically all the Irish politics) flew over my head faster than a jet. And the rest was a slog. Glad I made myself read it; moving on. Read full review

Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

User Review  - Isabella Rodriguez - Goodreads

Finally. Not my favorite narrative, but very insightful of the modern era in literature. Some passages are just divine and the perspective of the young artist wanting to break free from the convention of family and religion. Read full review

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