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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.
This book is for readers who like a hefty dose of philosophy with their fiction. The author addresses the reader directly on such issues as God’s digestive system and the fact... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Patti
It is a wonderful book, immediatly takes you back in time into this world that seems so strange to us from todays perspective. I love his way of writing. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Cass
This book is set in a kind of limbo land with no real characters or even geographical references despite the plethora of city backdrops - Prague, Zurich, Geneva, New York etc. Read morePublished 23 days ago by John Fitzpatrick
One of my favorite books of all time. I could read this over and overPublished 2 months ago by Stephanie Hefner