Thursday, September 24, 2009

June Reading 2/2

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Milan Kundera

I'll admit i didn't enjoy this nearly as much as i enjoyed ULoB, but it was still very good. A compilation of 7 stories, seemingly unrelated until you get to the forth story, the one i enjoyed most, where Kundera explains that they are all for and about Taminia. I wasn't a huge fan of the children island, or the first lost letters, but not because they were poorly written. Kundera has this way of making characters real. I was just telling this to Kirsten, all be it in a less clear way, but Kundera really gets to the grit of the human condition, they may not be perfect and not likable, but they're real, and it's amazing and comforting.
Story: (on average) ***

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