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Slowness by Milan Kundera
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Nov 23, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction

I had to read this a couple of times to absorbe everything Milan Kundera was trying to say. It was worth the effort. Despite being a bit surreal, or pehaps because of it, the storyscape of this book is a bit more lush than in some of his other works. His characters are all blatent actors filling the roll of themselves- sometimes excessively so. Kundera's societal commentary runs rampent through the few books of his that I've read. It remains so with this one, also, but there seem to be more layers to it. I think of the whole book as a subtle dream.
I know, my review makes you want to run out and buy it NOW, doesn't it. :)
I love this book, but it is so hard to describe to other people. It's my favourite book that I would never recommend to anyone. I've never come across the person that I thought would appreciate or even understand it. That's ok, Kundera deffinitely pushes some writeing bounderies.
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Theresa Wasiloski i love it too. :)

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