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The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Community Reviews back

by Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim
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theguywhoreads rated it 2 years ago
The Unbearable Lightness of Being is not everyone's read. For one, there is so much to follow on this book that the true nature of it is the topic that covers about love, infidelity, sexuality, obsession and lust. Its about two men, two women and a dog and how their lives are intertwine from one ano...
Prerazmišljavanje rated it 4 years ago
Guysguysguys!!! I just found my new favourite! I'm still astonished by the flow of sentences and the way he dissects his characters - with love that's not easy to find in modern literature. I recommend it to all my followers!
Domhnall rated it 5 years ago
Philosophy can be fun if put to the test in a novel. I enjoyed hearing different accounts of the same events by different narrators and the way a couple may have the delusion they agree on something important when in reality they have totally contradictory understandings of what it is. There were al...
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Momster Bookworm rated it 5 years ago
I had wanted to read this book for years, and I suppose the passage of time increased the height of the pedestal of expectation upon which I placed it. While I can't say that I am entirely disappointed, I can't say that it wow-ed me either. Personally, I found the work to be pregnant with implied pa...
KatieMc rated it 6 years ago
I saw this movie back in the 1988 and it left an impression on me. While I don't recall details, it was both thought provoking and a bit titillating. It is definitely wrapped up in cold war politics and left me wondering. Now wondering what the book can do for me 25 year later.
smileofkarenin rated it 6 years ago
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Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The story begins with philosophical musings on the theme from which the book takes its title: we have only one life, so we leave no impact, no weight. This is the "unbearable lightness of being"--life is meaningless and how we act has no consequences. But there are other ways in the novel that "ligh...
Dessi rated it 6 years ago
I'm really at a loss as to what rating to give here, I admit I'm in two minds about this one. I loved the philosophical parts and the language is superb. On the other hand... Something about this book didn't quite click for me, it didn't move me properly. Perhaps I read it at the wrong time, who kno...
Binnudeya rated it 7 years ago
Theme song: https://soundcloud.com/aimlowmusic/yndi-halda-song-for-starlitThe unbearable lightness of being starts with a bang, arguing about Nietzsche’s eternal recurrence. And then the question of Parmeinides, Is the world really divided into pairs of opposites? Positive and negative? Weight and l...
Musings of a Bibliomaniac
Musings of a Bibliomaniac rated it 7 years ago
Rarely do I come across a book which stubbornly evades categorization of any kind, managing to keep the reader behind a veil of mystification till the very end. Like while you were reading, the book kept on giving you one insightful glimpse after another into the convoluted workings of the human psy...
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