80% done with Ulysses

I like how all of a sudden Bloom is sort of unsure of himself now that he’s in Stephen’s company at the bar. I also like that Stephen doesn’t seem to really like Bloom at all. It would have felt disingenuous had they become fast friends or something.

The sea stories with the old sailor were fun – almost like really being in that bar and seeing his tattoos and the knife.

Nice too that Joyce is back to form