Originally Posted by vaticanplum
Great, great book. I also almost said Bleak House instead of Great Expectations.
I have tried to read Portrait of an Artist so many times. I canNOT get through it.
Also, as a side note pertaining to many other people's lists, I loathe Tim Robbins. I think Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is the only book I've ever read which made me furious at the end that I had wasted my time with it. Maybe we should have a thread of authors that people think they should like but don't, like the classic songs thread.
one more shot. Really. What's so disarming about Joyce is that in contrast to his almost overwhelming anti-sentimentalism there exist moments of such heartbreakingly affective
directness. In other words, whatever is "felt" is earned, unlike in the works of so many other writers.
, while absolutely brilliant in its own right, is no match for Ada
. I agree.