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Today Is Bloomsday

4:45 PM -- Why not relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls today, in honor of Leopold Bloom? Or, better yet, read the book.

Both go down well with Guinness. Lots of Guinness.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Stevery 12/5/2012 | 3:10:39 AM
re: Today Is Bloomsday Oh, and happy bloomsday to you, Scott.
Stevery 12/5/2012 | 3:10:39 AM
re: Today Is Bloomsday I wonder what the Ulyssians here think of modern ornate, overwritten -- and super-long books -- such as "Gravity's Rainbow," by Thomas Pynchon

Either my attention span is too short for Gravity's Rainbow, or Thomas Pynchon's attention span is too short to write in a single line of thinking.

I suppose drugs might have augmented the reading experience.
Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 3:10:39 AM
re: Today Is Bloomsday From that site:

"Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous, and unreadable."

Sounds appealing! Truthfully, I must confess, I've never managed more than 50 pages of Ulysses. I mean, where was that killer plot hook?

I wonder what the Ulyssians here think of modern ornate, overwritten -- and super-long books -- such as "Gravity's Rainbow," by Thomas Pynchon or perhaps "Infinite Jest," by David Foster Wallace. I made it through Gravity's Rainbow, and liked it, but I fell asleep halfway through Infinte Jest.
Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 3:10:34 AM
re: Today Is Bloomsday Stevery,

I hear you bro. The topic of this thread, after all, is "difficult meandering books."

This might help (or not):

http://www.themodernword.com/p...
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