Just finished The Odyssey.
In some ways, it was a bit disappointing, in some ways, definitely not. The reputation of Odysseus' voyage gave me the sense that that was going to be the major focus of the story, when in fact it only covers four chapters. That was a bit underwhelming. When he gets to shore in Ithaca and there's still half the book to go, I was dreading the slow grind that was going to be the dilemma of the suitors. The reality, though, was that that was by far the best told and most interesting part of the story, so, as much as the reputation of the story as "the perils of Odysseus' journey home" gives a false impression of it, the length devoted to the "ending" felt justified.
Now on to Ulysses. (eek)