Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Beautiful, truthful, heart-breaking... This novel was full of truths and at least one statement that was cause for introspection on every page. The unbearable lightness of being is that we only live once and we can't really know what would happen if we made different choices. But love... love will mold our lives. Love will be the thread that ties us together--it is the universal truth. Even though the heaviness of the Communist invasion in Czechloslavakia hung through the second half of the novel, it was the relationships between the characters that stayed central.