"The 25 Most Challenging Books You Will Ever Read" -  I've read more than a few of these, but now that my pseudo-intellectual, post-grad literature days are over, I think that if your book can be described as "not reader friendly," you need to rethink what it means to be a writer. :)

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce - the 25 most challenging books you will ever read include two titles by James Joyce (Ulysses), also Umberto Eco (The Name of the Rose), Herman Melville (Moby Dick) and many others

Finnegans Wake - for any writer who has ever struggled to get it right first time, take solace from the pen of the great james joyce

James Joyce, Finnegans Wake - for any writer who has ever struggled to get it right first time, take solace from the pen of the great james joyce.

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake | Brain Pickings

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake – Brain Pickings

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John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake – Brain Pickings

John Vernon Lord's frontispiece for the Folio edition of Finnegans Wake. Visit the site to see 11 of these illustrations published by The Guardian.

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

A new illustrated edition of Finnegans Wake, as imagined by artist John Vernon Lord for the Folio Society, matches James Joyce's extravagant.

John Vernon Lord. The Folio Society. The Cad with a Pipe  Illustrated edition of Finnegan's Wake.

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

Top 10 Works of Postmodern Literature

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut - Ryan P. (bonus points for Vonnegut, Indy native)

Credit: John Vernon Lord/ The Folio Society 4. The Mookse and the Gripes This tale, told by Shaun, is based on the fable of The ...

Finnegans Wake - in pictures

The Mookse and the Gripes, from Finnegans Wake: John Vernon Lord 2014

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord's illustrations for James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" created for the Folio Society. Pictured: "The Fall": This illustration represents Tim Finnegan’s fall from a ladder while drunk.

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

Enchanting illustrations bring to life "a book that has to be experienced rather than fully understood.

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

The Ondt and the Gracehoper, from Finnegans Wake: John Vernon Lord 2014

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