Reply to "GNI BOOK CLUB [2]"

Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:

Read Ulysses by James Joyce. Not an easy read or a short book but I consider it one of the greatest book ever written. Everyone should read it once in their lifetime.

I have Ulysses on my To-Read Pile. Someone suggested I read the Odyssey of Homer first, to better understand Joyce's novel. What do you think?

I am surprised you have not read both the Iliad and the Odyssey ( or Aeneid). I think I read the abridged versions in primary school,  the complete versions in high school and the same a couple more times in College.

 

You do not need to know homer or Vergil. You only need to be a good patient reader. The book is life and you have lived so you will understand it. If you have trouble...let me know. I may have a lecture on it somewhere I can send to you.

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