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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
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Nov 22, 2009

it was ok
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Read in November, 2009

Maybe it's because I'm not altogether fond of poetry, but, my God, this was a dull book. It's the kind of book you generally refer to as a "text," rather than a "story" or "novel." Yes, Joyce has an amazing way with the English language. And yes, he makes the words dance together on the page splendidly. If only I could keep awake long enough to appreciate them! A book made to be studied rather than enjoyed...
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