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Anthony

Viet vet, currently RN. Popular and trendy are not necessarily great. Time weeds the path to the garden of great classics

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  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Milan Kundera, Aaron Asher (translator)
    • Narrated By Richmond Hoxie
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    Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.

    Darwin8u says: "A well-lubricated orgy of ideas"
    "Mostly Forgetting...."
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    Not a rivetting experience for me. But then I though F.Scott was a bit wishy washy because his characters were lost. Maybe that's what I feel here. If you are chasing Kundera to understand him, go ahead. It didn't make a lasting impression on me.

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