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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Seamus Deane, James Joyce

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows Wow, it's like I popped into WWII-era Britain. At first I had trouble straightening out the different characters in my mind. Wrote out a reference character list and soon I didn't need it.

This is written in letters to and from the different characters. I felt there was too much similarity in the writing of some characters which was why I needed my cheat sheet.

Midway through, after I knew who was who, I really got into the story, and the setting became alive to me. I think that's what I like best about it: its ability to place me in it. And since I love Britain so much....