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Revisiting “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”

6 Dec

I’ve just finished reading the book – the second time (as the title of this post says, obviously). And so it got me thinking… Wtf did I do the first time? Could I have really read it before? The answer is undoubtedly YES. But then again, wtf did I read the first time??

Ok, enough of the wtf’s… All I remember of my first reading is:

1. That I’ve read this book by Milan Kundera.
2. That I’d actually BOUGHT the book for the sole purpose of reading it.
3. That it was highly recommended to me by my former colleague (who knew me more than I knew myself then).
**4. That magic realism is the genre and that a dog is involved in the story.
5. That I (must have) enjoyed reading it and gone on to (time permitting) brag about having read one of the most discussed books in my circle.

[** only one is true]

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The unbearable lightness of being - Milan Kundera

Fortunately, the “discussion” (from point ‘5’ above) doesn’t mean discussion on the book. Because fortunately so far I’ve been the only person (in the circle mentioned in the same point above) who’s (apparently) gone through it. Also fortunately whenever I talk about books I’ve read, my ONLY review (that my “çircle” is very well acquainted with) has been how I felt either during or after reading the book in question. Actually the 5 things mentioned above as to what I remember from my first reading have been my “review” so far.

Terrible, I know. I’m disgusted at my own folly. Now you see why I had to “wtf” a lot in the beginning. I mean why not wtf.

Anyway, I’ve indeed enjoyed revisiting the book and thank my stars for leading me to it. And like I said I’m super bad at reviewing books, so there’ll be no spoilers. All I can say is IT’S A GREAT BOOK.

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