Finnegans Wake: A Review

finnegans wakeTo say that I disliked Finnegans Wake by James Joyce would be an understatement.

I know why it is labeled as a ‘classic’ and why it was so revolutionary: there is no plot. To write in stream of consciousness was new and daring for novels in that day & age.

However, the truth of the matter is that there is no way to fully follow this sing-songy death march of Joyce’s. There are no main characters and it comes off as if it is being spoken by men in a bar… there is no sort of sentence structure and nothing to hold together the novel.

I could not quote ONE thing from this novel. That’s how immemorable it was for me.

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