Opening Lines: James Joyce
I laugh everytime I read this opening line and it just made me want to read the entire novel. From the very moment you read these words (especially the word "moocow" and "tuckoo") you know James Joyce means business. I haven't read Ulysses which is considered to be the best novel of the modern era. The word "best" itself is very vague. How do you define it and how do you apply it to a novel like Ulysses that is rarely read by the common reader who sees it as an Olympic marathon.