wow, what a dull book! sorry... but i have to read this book for a class and i actually started reading it years ago just because i related a bit to Dedalus and i wanted to know how he evolved into the Artist. but that never really happens right? this is basically just random "stream of consciousness" accounts of his childhood through his college years and nothing really happens. i mean does it? is there a plot at all here. i mean i know reading for class with a certain time frame you don't always absorb everything, but from what i read nothing happens other than him growing and meeting new people. anyway i have a thesis/outline due tomorrow and i have no frikkin clue what i'm gonna write about because what is there to write about. and i know i'm gonna be so annoyed on thursday when all the other kids are like "wow it was WONDERFUL!!!" and go on and on and on (using pretentious big words as normal) about how great the book was and i'm gonna be sitting there like... um, okay, really, is class over yet! how did you all feel about the book.