Think I can get away with reading only that chapter?
July 2, 2014
Slate may be on my shit list for Ruth Graham's ignorant rant against YA, but I thoroughly enjoyed this article.
Joyce's Ulysses: The Only Chapter Worth Reading
I may feel differently about it once I've finally hit that last page, but right now, I'm about here:Ulysses is an overwrought, overwritten epic of gratingly obvious, self-congratulatory, show-off erudition that, with its overstuffed symbolism and leaden attempts at humor, is bearable only by terminal graduate students who demand we validate the time they've wasted reading it.
At this point, even getting to the infamous "Molly Bloom chapter" wont make this waste-of-a-good-portion-of-my-early-30s worth it.