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Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Ken Navarra - Goodreads

I read(more so attempted) to read this book while away at college. This is a great book in its own right but this book was above and beyond the difficulty of Ulysses or any book for that matter. This ... Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

description Yep, so I read this thing. When I say "read", I mean I moved my eyes across every word at least once. I don't know how much I actually understood. I gave up trying to understand after a ... Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Lukewesterland - Goodreads

Probably one of the best introductions into literary fiction for any reader. Although the book was blunt and lacked subtlety in terms of thematic development, it was easy to grasp its grand concepts ... Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Bart Heeren - Goodreads

While there is a certain level of merit to be found in the linguistic features of Finnegan's Wake, Joyce's elaborate usage of puns and literary allusions are so advanced and complex that it is ... Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Sannah - Goodreads

I read this book as a dare. I read every word and I admit that I didn't understand most of it.But I don't believe that you're supossed to. All these mixed together words, references and blend together ... Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - David - Goodreads

So, this is a tough one to rate. Like most people, I understood only a few words per page and almost no full ideas or concepts throughout. But, I persevered through the whole thing. This is a book to ... Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - John Tompkins - Goodreads

Yes, I spent three weeks of my life wading through this thick, convoluted text. It is clearly the work of a genius beyond genius and thus well beyond me. Joyce uses about seven different language ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Joyce should have stopped when he was away a last alone along the Read full review

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User Review  - Dede - Goodreads

Oh shoot me now, but I've never been a James Joyce fan. Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Blair - Goodreads

The hardest book I've ever read. But I believe that is the point. Still, it's hard to come away with a coherent view of it without academic, aka secondary sources. As academic and analytical as I am, this takes away from this classic. Read full review


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