I highly enjoyed this particular work of James Joyce. 'Dubliners' was a text I had to study in my AS year; along with 'The kite runner' and on that point I would recommend both. 'Dubliners' is a text of, I would say, moderate complexity and deals with a lot of taboo and traditional subjects. The york notes I would advice any student studying it to by; even if you completely understand the text, this further develops your understanding and touches on more advanced topics within 'Dubliners' such as; 'malapropism' which is something we definately didn't cover. I hope you find that this helps, as I did, with your exam (if its an exam textbook) or if your just interested and want more on 'Dubliners'.