I decided that three years is far too long to spend “reading” Ulysses by James Joyce. I’ve given it a fair few shots now and again when I have a few spare moments. I’ve probably made it about a quarter of the way through since I started. It’s just so frustrating to read that I always give up and can’t be bothered with deciphering it.
I decided to go to Amazon.co.uk and buy the cheapest copy of the book available. After a bit of searching I managed to get a copy delivered for something like £3.75. Can’t grumble about that. It is a used copy, but the description says it’s in good condition.
I’m very close to finishing Wizard and Glass from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King again (because it’s an excellent book) and so before I begin Wolves of the Calla I aim to read Ulysses on the train in the mornings and afternoons until it is done with. Hopefully things will move along a bit more swiftly and I can cast this entire story away for the rest of my life. I think I might actually burn my copy once I’m done. Either that or frame it and put it up on the wall somewhere.
I hope it arrives soon so I don’t have to travel to and from work without a book to read for too long.