The Girl In the Picture ~ Judi Young 2 years ago
but here is one of the latest ones
Dear Eddie By Danny Russell 2 years ago
I really enjoyed this book!
Great narrative… tragic but gentle… historical and present…
The faceless man appears periodically throughout the novel that left me questioning about the symbolism… deepest fears? The curse?
Good read. Kept me very entertained and wanting to come back for more. I give it a 8 out of 10. :) 3 years ago
This week, I read a book called “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”for my bookclub.
Here is a synopsis of the book.
SPOILER I guess…
In the last page of the novel, he writes: “And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.” Interestingly, he doesn’t write the book chronologically and he retells the stories through multiple characters, thus creating repetition. Very clever!
The book has some great philosophical undertones…. it’s NOT a feel good book but it definitely get the reader thinking about the cycle of suffering. As humans, we are constantly seeking happiness… this brought me to a buddhist concept.. we are in a constant state of suffering though because we are attached. The characters in the book definitely display constant suffering. Happiness is fleeting.
Kind of depressing novel but interesting to discuss and philosophize about. It also centers around Nihlism (-labels all values as worthless, therefore, nothing can be known or communicated.
associates itself with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism, having no loyalties.)
Do I recommend it? Ummmm… I wouldn’t say don’t read it. It’s got some good points to it for sure. And is writing is beautiful!! His metaphors are so creatively gorgeous! 3 years ago