Oh yeah, and I just wrote a novel of my own. It's available on Kindle...purchase it here:... more »
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- member since July 30, 2007
Not sure why I'm here, but in answering your Ulysses question, I clicked my way in.
As to the parallels between this book and the Homeric 'pre-novel' The Odyssey, I'll leave that to the scholars who have investigated Joyce's intentional structures. It still has to be pointed out to me, and then, well, I 'see' it. Certainly it doesn't lunge at me from the page.
Ulysses was a mountain I tried climbing 3, maybe 4 times. Always comfortable at the base camp, but as the air started thinning out, I had to descend, a wuss, roped to a frustrated guide.
Until. The Naxos book-on-CD!! Not only did I re-experience the poetry that I did manage to discern in my readings, but Jim Norton's actorial recitations of character and of prose style was mind-blowing.
No question, my friend. If you want to get into this, try listening. Joyce is a f______ bard.
Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. While I have you here, I was wondering . . . would you be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here (as well as on a few other book-related sites). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:
I just started it today. Im in the very beginning...they are tossing this poor kid all over the place (which I dont like). lol
I am going into this book blind bc I have no idea what this is about...i will keep you updated.
did you find a publisher? i hope they likd very sad endings where the main character dies....thats so sad rob! lmfaooooooooooooo
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Octobers group book we will be Reviewing/ Discussing is “ Darkfall”
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October group book we will be Reviewing/ Discussing is “Darkfall” By Dean Koontz