From Frank’s Who's afraid of James Joyce? A guide to reading ‘Ulysses’:One problem, [David] Butler[, the education officer at Dublin's James Joyce Centre,] notes, is that "a lot of people get bogged down in Chapter 3 and never get beyond it - which seems to me tragic." That's why he suggests starting with Chapter 4, which introduces "one of the great figures of world literature, Leopold Bloom."That, [Robert] Nicholson[, curator of the James Joyce Museum,] says, "is a very practical way of approaching it... . Joyce presumably intended [the book] to be read in the order in which it was written, but I agree that kills off a lot of potential readers."The British novelist Anthony Burgess wrote that Ulysses is "a labyrinth which we can enter at any point... . It is one of the very few books that can be picked up at any time, enriching any odd moment... . It is a book for the bedside... . There is enough meat in it to last a lifetime."The trick is not to worry about getting to the end. For a while, read just one page a day. Get accustomed to the writing, and you'll soon grow comfortable with it.Is it worth the effort? Does it really have something of value for the weary commuter? Butler thinks so: "The absolute attention to what life is about, why life is worth living - I think that is what is really contained in this book."