Wednesday, April 18, 2007
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
I read this via DailyLit for my book group (Questioning the Canon), which will be meeting tomorrow night.
This book was a really tough one for me to get through. I’m glad that I read it 3-4 sections at a time. As I finished each chapter, I found that I had to go consult SparkNotes in order to make sure I’d truly understood the gist; their analysis helped, too.
I’m not sure what it was about the book that made it so…sluggish. It was difficult for me to feel the sense of place and time. The combination of third-person persepective and stream-of-conscious voice messed with my head for the first few parts.
[originally published 4/18/07 at 43Things for the 100 Books in 2007 goal]