The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera with Michael Henry Heim (Translator)

fiction historical literary philosophy reflective medium-paced

320 pages | first published 1984

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A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover—these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. In a world in which lives a...
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Summary of 12148 reviews

Moods

reflective 91%
emotional 52%
challenging 38%
sad 28%
dark 20%
inspiring 14%
mysterious 9%
informative 8%
tense 8%
funny 6%
hopeful 4%
lighthearted 2%
adventurous 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 41%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 34% | Yes: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 68% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.96

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