In high school, I can remember having conversations with a number of my English teachers about Ulysses. The general "vibe" that I got from those conversations was confirmed after I read some Joyce (Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man), I got the feeling that Ulysses was one of a very small number of books that I should wait until I was older to read. However, this Bloomsday centennial (and looking at the comments of the people who negatively reviewed it on Amazon) has made me reconsider.