I, personally, HATE James Joyce. I've had to read both "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Ulysses" and I just abhored them. I do not see the appeal of the author. BUT I know that he's got to be famous for some reason, so I'm interested in hearing some other opinions. Has anyone actually read a James Joyce novel and LIKED it? Why did you like it? Why is he considered such an incredible author? The reasons elude me. Please -- enlighten me. Maybe then next time I have to read something of his I'll actually be able to enjoy it.