This is the first time I am struggling to write anything about the book I have read.This book explores themes in a very complex way. The author plays with opposites, heaviness and lightness, life and death , god and atheism, love and hate etc. These themes are explored from the lives of the characters in the novel , Tomas, Sabina, Teresa, Frez . Relationships with god, wife, mistress, country, animals are explored through out the novel in “opposites”.

For all the complexities in the book, I could not put the book down since I started reading it last evening.

One who likes exploring the opposites that come up in life would find Kundera’s book very engaging. I think this book needs to be read at least a couple of times to understand completely the author’s intent.