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Joyce was a master with language and this book was his 'masterpiece' of language play.
The book consists of 628 pages of crypticisms, foreign languages, and languages that haven't yet been invented.
Once you have read those books -- then place Finnegans Wake by your bedside and read a bit every night.
for a good readers copy, this is the one to get....8 bucks w/ post from UK....Published 6 days ago by harperbass
Anyone who says they enjoyed this book is lying. Anyone who says they understand this book is lying. Anyone who says they finished this book is also lying. Read morePublished 9 days ago by darkroom
1---understand all public advertising, including that of computers, to its depths.
2---understand how the internet formed. Read more
I have always subscribed to the idea that a well-written novel is one that sucks you in, and you become unconscious of the fact that you are reading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark LaJoie
Everything sound ok, but it would be better if the whole of Finnegan's Wake were recorded. However, the most significant parts were included.Published 3 months ago by William A. Kaleva
There was writing all over in the book. I thought it was just a few markings; however, loved the book, just took some time to read and understand.Published 3 months ago by Racine Azure
Sorry, but this was an impenetrable mess. For academics only. I have a Master';s degree and several hours of advanced study beyond, and I am no slouch in the brains department, so... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Darrell H.
Having read Dubliners,Portrait of the Artist and Ulysses, I was ready to try Finnegan. Truly a potpourri of writing style, languages, puns, historical references and Aristotle... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Walker
english is just a dilly (silly) game anyways. don't take yourself or the book too seriously. its perfect for anyone who has ever taken psychedelics. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chess