The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Hmmm… I finished The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera on the train into work this morning. Hmmm… I found it very inconsistent; It had it’s good bits, and whilst, yes, some of the ideas put forward are interesting and thought provoking, I was a little disappointed. I found that the characters and storylines are used merely as a vehicle for the “wide range of brilliant and amusing philosophical speculations” presented. So much so that the author interrupts the narrative to speak directly to the reader, and in the latter half of the book, the story line jumps about for no good reason other than to provide an opportunity to re-enforce a previous idea or present a new one.
All in all a little disappointing. 🙁