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1TheBeerNut
Edited: Dec 20, 2006, 9:36am

... are you morally obliged to have read Ulysses?

Personally, I think if you're *human* you ought to have read Ulysses, but those of us who live in Dublin have a particular obligation to the book, in my opinion. I love walking around the city and being reminded of particular episodes of the book in particular places. I just wish it was possible to actually read those brass plaques on the ground without being trampled.

Anyway: if you live in Dublin, and you haven't got to the end of Ulysses, why not?

2wyvernfriend
Dec 19, 2006, 8:11am

Cause it ain't my kind of thing. Too many books that actually attract me to want to.

3TheBeerNut
Dec 19, 2006, 10:16am

So the whole greatest-thing-what-ever-was-written-ever label doesn't affect you, or even make you curious?

4wyvernfriend
Dec 19, 2006, 6:00pm

No. I started reading it one day, my sister started muttering about how it wouldn't be my thing and I found myself reading anything else but it and figured that there were books I really wanted to read in my pile of books to read and that life was too short to make myself do something unpleasant.

I've read enough dogs, I really don't need too keep trying to give time to the stuff that doesn't attract me, I do enough of that with my bookclub occasionally.

5sean2euro First Message
Aug 2, 2007, 4:52pm

what the hell? Joyce is a god.

6bookmonk8888
Jun 10, 2010, 12:21am

#1 "Personally, I think if you're *human* you ought to have read Ulysses." You're joking, aren't you? Or drank too much beer!!

Ulysses is a great book but is difficult to read.