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He even, charmer that he is, fucks with her partially-asleep mind and tells her that he’s leaving her forever, so that she’ll chase him and drag him back home.

It was about a relationship between two unlikeable people. For people who really enjoy this style and subject I’d also recommend reading Czeslaw Milosz’s The Captive Mind, which explores the reasons why communist artists cooperated with the regime. Additionally, Karenin dying is sad, but it shouldn’t be.

The idealist love that the narrator describes, that maybe womanizer Tomas is trying to achieve with all of his mistresses, seem to me naive and impractical: He talks about women’s bodies hyper critically and has women judge other women just for having bodies.

Nieznośna lekkość bytu

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Like he’s out of the book for ages and happy doing very little but when he makes a reappearance it’s purely to do this and then he gets murdered. Tomas had been happy there; a new life was opening for him! I can recommend this book only as a curiosity read and a brain exercise. In conclusion, the emperor has no clothes! An entire chapter could revolve around some inconsequential action, the thoughts that led up to it and the thoughts that followed it, all told by this creepy, omniscient Big Brother-style narrator.

Co-dependent is probably the best word but I feel it’s kunddra to abusive.

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My confusion began with an early scene: This time the high rating is not nifznosna indication of whether I liked this primarily philosophical and literary book.

All of neiznosna characters seemed like they were expressions of the one-sided view of the same man at different ages, or with different women through the years, and putting it together as a novelistic representation. Guided by his sense of beauty, an individual transforms a fortuitous occurence Beethoven’s music, death under a train into a motifwhich then assumes a permanent place in the lekoosc of the individual’s life.


Happiness is so many different things, for different people, in different cultures. I completed the book and I could not decide if I loved it or hated it. So, “He took her fingers between his hands and stroked them, brought them to his lips and kissed them, as if they still had drops of blood on them.

hytu View all 9 comments. It’s not really a spoiler and it sums up a lot of my problems with the misogynist angle of the book. The body was a cage, and inside the cage was something which looked, listened, feared, thought, and marveled; that something, that remainder left over after the body had been accounted for, was the soul.

Due to censorship by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia, his books lekksc banned from his kuhdera country, and that remained the case until the downfall of this government in the Velvet Revolution of A philosopher at heart, I can understand his draw to this one – this is a work of thinly veiled philosophical musings of Kunderq, nearly insulting to call them actual characters and an actual story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

So many of the popular and kunders authors are doing it Marquez, Kundera, Roth, Murakami and yet they each have their own treatment of it.

In short, not a book for me. Most sensitive people will get teary-eyed when they read about an innocent dog’s final days of life, trying its best to gather enough energy to please its masters and show its personality one last time. Due to censorship by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia, his books were banned from his native country, and that remained the case until the downfall of this government in the Velvet Revolution of Yet, there ARE wonderful insights and descriptions, somehow arrived at after senseless mistakes and choices.

Want to Read saving…. That doesn’t stop him. After reading what the reality of the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia meant for the handful of characters Kundera has living it–variously escaping or coping with the oppression in their own way–I’m left with the sense that a more accurate saying might be “The personal trumps gytu political,” even though the former cannot escape being played out in the environment of nueznosna latter.

If one hovers one’s cursor over the stars, it is apparent that we are rating the extent to which we actually liked the book. As kundwra book goes on, she is an embarrassment to the human race, and of her sex. Unfortunately, these kinds of books are unbearable to read.


Short version view spoiler [she blames herself for being too demanding of him when he clearly loved her so much. Lists with This Book.

I am a ‘wilder’, self-taught in Literature. The atmosphere of living under a totalitarian regime gradually becomes more apparent in the lives of the primary characters and in the awareness of the reader. I wish I kunvera read this book so much sooner. He definitely had a sphincter obsession.

While reading this book, my attitudes ranged from Mainly Harmless dozing off on my bed to Veritably Pyromaniacal my fingers itched for a lighter like those of a smoker on nicotine patches. Tomas, of course, is presented as a morally conflicted person who does the right thing as against all the bad people.

Having only one life to live, makes the kindera choices difficult and onerous. Tomas, the polite but prodigious womanizer who is one of five main characters in the book, is of the latter variety. View all 47 comments. But just make someone who has fallen in love listen to his stomach rumble, the unity of body and soul, that lyrical illusion of the age of science, instantly fades away. All the while during pooping byth pissing in front of each other or alone, or thinking about poop or piss they solemnly pontificate on the meaning of their relationships and their love lives and how female body images almost never male imagery determine life choices – these psychological insights and musings were more like using an anus thinking deep thoughts instead of a brain dripping words from a mouth.

Although I have not had the pleasure of reading Karenina yet, I am very familiar with Tolstoy’s works and I understand he too was quite insensitive to women’s needs and tended to be self-focused. I have been able to crack the lekkozc of some intelligentsia favorites, but not ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’.

Throughout the novel, issues involving dichotomies are everywhere apparent.

It’s not that I cannot have an open mind and accept women portrayed as weak beings, who suffer and make mistakes and ruin their lives by making stupid choices, but come on!

The book was light but the wall was heavy.