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"Brilliant...A work of high modernist playfulness and deep pathos." -- Janet Malcolm, New York Review of Books
"Kundera has raised the novel of ideas to a new level of dreamlike lyricism and emotional intensity." -- Jin Miller, Newsweek
"Kundera is a virtuoso...A work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness." -- Elizabeth Hardwick, Vanity Fair
This book is a love story, and is also about the world in which our main characters find themselves.
This is the only book I read 3 times, and I think I'll read it again... It really cheered me up when I was wondering in my life, and I like a lot the story.
If, however, you are a thinker who loves ideas, a student of philosophy, or a fan of philosophical fiction, then this "book of ideas" is a must read.
I read it once in college and then again some 20+ years later. Both times I finished the book and felt moved. It's the rare fiction book that can do that for me nowadays. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Tahir J. Naim
This book was recommended to me and I so took a chance. What a grand book. It made me think so much more on my own beliefs and opinions. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Alondra Pineda
Even after a second read (the first one was 30 years ago) I find it difficult to value this novel. What is it really about? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marc L
Items were shipped the day after they were ordered and everything was as described.Published 2 months ago by Micah Parce