Posted: Jan 17, 2023 3:25 am
by don't get me started
Evolving wrote:I don't get Ulysses. Tried, failed.

The first few chapters are OK, while it's still making normal sense, but once the stream of consciousness starts: no. Can't get into it.

I'm the same with Henry James. Started 'The Bostonians' a few times. Never made it past page 50.

(denizens of these book challenge threads know that I'm very fond of The Waste Land),

The above mentioned Banks SF novels have two books with titles drawn directly from Eliot's masterpiece.
Consider Phlebas & Look to Windward. I've often wondered why he chose those two quotes in particular.