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Title: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Post by: Laerduwen on March 06, 2005, 08:17:43 am

Man... I finished "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" the other day and it made a huge impression on me... I just love the way the story is told and Milan Kundera makes some interesting points (especially about love... ;))... But now I just wondered whether anyone else has read it and if you liked it... And have you read any other books by Milan? He seems to be pretty good. ;)

Title: Re:The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Post by: SolskjaersGirl on March 09, 2005, 10:32:07 am

I've had this book for sometime now but I'm only beginning to read it and it's intriguing and philsophical. Hopefully, I'll post when I'm done reading. ;D

Title: Re:The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Post by: chibi-lij on March 14, 2005, 11:48:19 pm

[quote author=Laerduwen link=board=17;threadid=26042;start=0#msg834785 date=1110115063]
Man... I finished "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" the other day and it made a huge impression on me... I just love the way the story is told and Milan Kundera makes some interesting points (especially about love... ;))... But now I just wondered whether anyone else has read it and if you liked it... And have you read any other books by Milan? He seems to be pretty good. ;)
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the unbearable Lightness of Being is one of my all time favorite books, for many reasons, not the least of which being his unique story telling technique. i love the way he went back and forth between story and analysis.

the Farewell Party by Milan is also totally memorable, very interesting and actually a much quicker easier read although it also quite evocative.

[quote author=Solskie link=board=17;threadid=26042;start=0#msg836612 date=1110382327]
I've had this book for sometime now but I'm only beginning to read it and it's intriguing and philsophical. Hopefully, I'll post when I'm done reading. ;D
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do post when you're done. i love to see what you thought.

Title: Re:The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Post by: Cristiel on March 15, 2005, 05:34:57 am

I haven't read it but it's on my "must read" list for a very long time. Reading all your positive comments makes me want to run to the library and rent it :)

Title: Re:The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Post by: Laerduwen on March 22, 2005, 03:29:12 am

[quote author=chibi-lij link=board=17;threadid=26042;start=0#msg839263 date=1110862099]
the unbearable Lightness of Being is one of my all time favorite books, for many reasons, not the least of which being his unique story telling technique. i love the way he went back and forth between story and analysis.
[quote author=Solskie link=board=17;threadid=26042;start=0#msg836612 date=1110382327]
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Yeah, exactly! I thought it was a bit confusing in the beginning but after the first couple of chapters I just loved it! ;D

I actually spent the last couple of days reading some of his other books but I think none of them come close to the unbearable lightness of being... ;)

Title: Re:The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Post by: damestelle on June 19, 2005, 01:53:50 am

I just finished this book and I LOVED it... Kundera writes about the human condition in a fresh, philosophical, and humorous way. The section on Words Misunderstood was my favourite...especially the part about music. I haven't read anything else by him, but I would like to get my hands on The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

p.s. have you seen the movie?...if you haven't...it comes highly recommended...

Title: Re:The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Post by: maryd on May 21, 2008, 06:53:04 am

I thoroughly enjoyed this book when I read it a while ago. It really stuck in my head.

I must look out some of Kundera's other stuff.


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