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We read about a day in Leopold Bloom’s life – a Dubliner, and his various encounters with other residents of the city, and slowly his experience transcends the one of another day in Dublin and becomes an epic one.
What makes this book stand out?
In spite of being a not so easy read – it is one of the finest specimens of contemporary literature that emerged in the 20s. It is also the top James Joyce bestseller all over the world.
Read it for
Its subtlety and a structure that upholds a constant stream of consciousness that travels from mundane to an epic.
Don't read it for
It is extremely complex to read and is quite difficult in places to absorb and comprehend.