I have never been able to finish Ulysses, try as I may. It's more of a struggle. James Joyce, to me, is a phenomenal short story writer (I loved The Dubliners, for example. "Araby" will always have a special place in my heart). Was, excuse me. He's not alive anymore. Did you know that? Craziness.
Anyway, two years ago was the last time I tried to amble my way through the novel JJ is best remembered for, years later. The book that any self-respecting English major should at LEAST KNOW THE PREMISE OF. You can make your own attempts here:
JJ meets the ridic 21st century HEEEEEERE: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4300
I tell myself, every now and then, "oh, I'm gunnah read Finnegan's Wake." Joyce's fucked-up magnum opus, if you will. But then I don't. pfffft.
I wonder what the man himself would have said. Twitter is insane and arguably pointless, anyway. By the way, if you're one of the lucky folks with Twitter, FOLLOW LILY ALLEN. It's a must. And if you have a Facebook, friend Sofia Talvik. don't question these things just do them (and who DOESN'T have a Facebook these days?)
lastly, happy birthday to my sister and CONGRATS TO WENLI @ THE GRILL WHO WILL BE WORKING IN MISSION CONTROL COME SEPTEMBER.
p.s. my favorite Joyce story: http://fiction.eserver.org/short/araby.html
p.p.s. I will get those reviews in eventually. times are rough, man. and by rough I mean my energy level is still non-existent. it's going to change, though.