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This review is from: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Paperback)A book about fidelity and infidelity, communication and misunderstandings, and why people do what they do.
This is a work of considerable confidence and control that follows the differently connected lives of a group of people as they fall in love and fall into line, disperse and return. It's all about how our lives are all about making mistakes and never being able to do things again.
In the telling of it, Kundera's voice is often particularly strong, and his plot has the freedom to follow threads which you barely noticed to begin with. It's often philosophical and yet eminently readable - I devoured it in 4 days. Thoroughly recommended.