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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  - 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

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Santiago Chaves - Goodreads

It's actually pretty entertaining to (try to) read. Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Groove-a-lot - Goodreads

I've taken a crack at this one a few times and still haven't been able to break through. I haven't given up on it yet though. I'm not convinced that everyone who claims to understand this book really does. Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Cindy Cunningham - Goodreads

I am not sure that "liking" or "not liking" Finnegan's Wake works...I enjoyed seeing what interested Joyce and I loved seeing what his mind could do with images and memory and words, but I would definitely not curl up with this book on a nice rainy day. Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Nicholas - Goodreads

I found this to be a very good book. Very confusing but at first, but after the first 300 pages it was a very easy read Read full review

Review: Finnegans Wake

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

I tried. But as a guy who gets headaches very easily, this book was like trying to make out with a brick. That's not to say I don't appreciate the work that James Joyce has done! I know how it has ... Read full review


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