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Dubliners by James Joyce
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May 12, 2012

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Read from April 27 to May 12, 2012

A collection of stories about a day in the life of characters in Dublin. I like how each of the stories seem to follow a single emotion and that is the only insight you get into the characters. The stories are all very short, not much time for development, but Joyce seems to give you enough detail so that you can use your imagination to fill in whatever details of the character and the setting that you need to complete the setting and feel of the characters. I saw a connection between each of the stories, either through use of common streets to set his stories or the implications of characters that might be interwoven between the lives of the characters of separate stories. The character types tend to get repetitive and I found myself struggling to finish the last couple of stories.

There seems to be a lot of morality issues and biblical stuff that I am missing, although I don't feel that it has prevented me from enjoying each of the stories.


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