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I strongly advise against Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," unless you have the mind to find your way out of intense mazes. I attempted to read this book and got 50 or so pages in before realizing that I had absolutely no idea as to what was going on. It's primarily stream-of-consciousness, so, again, I advise against reading it without the aid of hallucinogenic drugs.
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On February 28th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC), yeslets commented:
i strongly advise against virginia woolf in general tbh. to the lighthouse is ok, but overall her whole style is too tight and her topics are boring
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On February 28th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC), themindofcas commented:
duh.
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On February 28th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC), just_under commented:
I strongly advise that everyone at least attempt her. She is not my favorite but is sosososososo important to the Modern movement. And many of her techniques and styles are being used today.

FACT: She totally stole the idea for Mrs. Dalloway from James Joyce's Ulysses.
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On March 1st, 2007 12:45 am (UTC), oh_embarrassing commented:
Maybe I'm boring but I fucking love Mrs Dalloway and I really don't think it's that difficult to read at all.
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On March 1st, 2007 01:57 am (UTC), izlude_tingel commented:
I really enjoyed Mrs. Dalloway. You have to get into a different mindset when you read, but I think it's pretty amazing. I dunno. I preferred it a lot over contemporaneous stream of consciousness reads.

As far as I'm concerned, Virginia Woolf > James Joyce.
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On March 1st, 2007 02:07 am (UTC), fusepark commented:
Love that book. Read it twice.
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On March 1st, 2007 04:09 am (UTC), fusepark replied:
It was an excellent warm-up to Joyce, I found. I love Ulysses.
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On March 1st, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC), fusepark replied:
My trick for getting through Ulysses was to read ten pages every night before bed. Took all summer. Some parts were difficult, but it really left a tremendous impression.
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On March 1st, 2007 02:10 am (UTC), holyelcharro commented:
i didn't like it either :[
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