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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2016, 5-stars, re-read

A novel that mixes narrative with philosophy, that jumps around in time and that is unlike any novel I have read before. Kundera must be one of a kind and I guess he is not everyone's taste, but, for me, this is a remarkable book. It wasn't really until I finished it that I paused to reflect and realised both the story and the extended pauses for philosophy had both given me new ways of looking at things. I don't necessarily agree with all the viewpoints, but I think it would be fair to say we don't grow as human beings by only thinking about things we agree with: it is better to be taken by surprise by a view and think about your reaction to it.
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October 4, 2015 – Shelved
February 11, 2016 – Started Reading
February 13, 2016 –
page 127
February 15, 2016 –
page 237
February 16, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Paula We all need to have our thinking challenged once in a while. Thanks for the review.

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