Book Review: “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera

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Sex, lies and Prague Spring…



I got to the end and I am still not sure of what to make of it.

I started reading thinking the story was about 2 dysfunctional people that loved each other but should not be together or at least the first 4 parts of the book were about them,

Then part 5 took the piece into a direction that was heavily weighted on the oppressed regime of what is the now called Czech Republic, and this remained as such to the end of the book.

In the end, I do not yet understand the message that the author is trying to convey.

I am not sure what he wanted to write about, a relationship between the main characters or about his political position.
In any case the attempt of marrying the two made the story heavy.
The links between the political matters and the characters were disjointed. It felt like an attempt to fit a circle into a square…

That said, I have to end this review on a positive note and admit that I was completely ignorant about the Prague Spring…so I looked it up and that is a plus.

Maybe, that was the message…




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