Daily Archives: July 29, 2013

96% done with Ulysses

I like Molly. Not as a person, but as a character. If she was a real person I’d avoid her like the plague, but she’s possibly the best character in the book.

She’s a good match for Bloom, too. They couldn’t be any more different but they seem to have a comfort between them – even if it isn’t strictly ‘love’.

And she’s full of her self, and vain, and observant, and horny, and interesting, and fun.

Very fun

92% done with Ulysses

Molly sure gets around (as does Leo) but the reveal is not very artful. We learn it via this odd interrogation in Bloom’s mind. I’d rather learn it from Molly herself.

I like the pissing contest passage- that was cute.

‘The heaventree of the stars hung with the humid nightblue fruit’ (Pleiades, reminds me of) vs. ‘The apathy of the stars’. Heroes born under stars.

How come he never answers ‘I don’t know?’