Mrs Jennifer Ann Shoesmith Life is too short. William Morris said that our homes should only contain things which are either beautiful or useful. I feel the same about my mind - this book is neither and therefore not worthy of further effort on my behalf. I suggest that you treat it with similiar contempt. I contend that it is appreciated by no-one and lauded only by pseudo intellectuals too low in intelligence to appreciate the self-aggrandising arrogance of Joyce.