Ulysses is a classic with unsounded depths.

The novel captures a single day in the life of character Dubliner Bloom and his friends along with an amusing set of supporting characters.

The author pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to great extremes throughout the chapters.

Every chapter introduces new narrative techniques, perspectives and characters.

It is also one of the most difficult reads around, though. But to draw an analogy to get you to read this masterpiece, reading literature is much like drinking fine wine.

You appreciate the brilliance and subtlety intellectually but when you taste it, you’re not enjoying it.

Then you read the label and although it is too refined for your taste, you see it was made in the Barossa Valley of Autralia with a nice back story to it.

By the time you’re half way through the bottle, it starts seeming quite likeable.

Credits: Visakan on Twitter

TO DO: Read Ulysses by James Joyce.

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