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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
« on: March 06, 2005, 08:17:43 am »
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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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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2005, 10:32:07 am »
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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. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005, 11:48:19 pm »
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Quote from: 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.

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 from: Solskie 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. 

do post when you're done.  i love to see what you thought.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2005, 05:34:57 am »
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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 
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005, 03:29:12 am »
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Quote from: chibi-lij on March 14, 2005, 11:48:19 pm   

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.

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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! 

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...
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2005, 01:53:50 am »
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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...
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 06:53:04 am »
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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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