Today, June 16th, is Bloomsday. It is the day in which James Joyce's Ulysses takes place and also the day on which he met his future wife. This year is the centenary.
Ulysses isn't as difficult to read as some people would have you believe and it is worthwhile. I recommend reading "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" first. It serves as an introduction to the character of Stephen Dedalus and to Joyce's style. It is a beautiful book in its own right.
Obligatory quote from Ulysses with an Internet theme: "The Mosaic code has replaced the law of the jungle".