• "Joyce's depiction of the early Dublin life of Stephen Dedalus towers over modern literature, providing a stylistic blueprint and creative touchstone for artists young and old"

  • "It's damn well written"

    Ezra Pound
  • "There is nothing more vivid or beautiful in all Joyce's writing. It has the searing clarity of truth...but is rich with myth and symbol"

    Sunday Times
  • "James Joyce is my favourite novelist...Once I had read [this] I knew that I could never create anything that even came close to Joyce's magic"

    James Patterson, Sunday Express