Monday, 17 February 2014

The other night I woke up 3 hours early before work and so tried to get back to sleep with Radio 4 Extra on and the lights off. I listened to an entire dramatization of James Joyce's Ulysses. Here are my observations:
1: I now have a fair grasp on what being pumped with mescaline, blindfolded and thrown out of a Tardis into Edwardian Dublin would be like.

2: I dozed off briefly and woke to the scene in the brothel; A unique episode of the book whose closest comparative is the first half of Evil Dead II.

3: The tragedy of Molly Bloom's life is she wasn't born into Iain M Bank's culture universe.

4: James Joyce was a genius. Mad as a bat ladder, but a genius.

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