The BBC has published the following brief cheat guide to James Joyce’s
It is followed by many reader comments, offering all shades of opinion.
Sample: “This book is the greasy pole of literature. You simply cannot get
past page 10 without sliding back to the beginning and trying again to
understand what on earth is going on. The best cure for insomnia when
Germany are not playing football.—Philip Winter-Taylor, Ashford, UK.”