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Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera
This Milan Kundera novel is easily one of the very best novels I have ever read. And even more amazingly, I only bought this book on a whim, even without knowing anything about Kundera. First of all, I love how this novel is set in Prague at times. Who wouldn't use Kafka's hometown as a literary staple? What Also, this is one of the most philosophical books I have read, even without being purposely pretentious as most intellectual writers tend to do. Who can pass up a book that makes many allusions to Nietzsche, Beethoven,Kafka, Stalin, and Oedipus? Another thing: the characters are "unbearably" real. Many authors would [love] to have this sense of personality in his creations. Anyway,… Read more