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I read this book as part of a literature course I took at the university. It was my first introduction to Milan Kundera; forward on, I read other works of his. This simple assignment in a literature course opened up new vistas of international writers, especially Milan K., and differing perspectives on life. I definitely give this book a 10/10; you will enjoy reading; I certainly did. 

Review: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

User Review  - Don - Goodreads

Blech. Dated take on the politics of sex. Grossed me out. Sample: "She had never offered me the slightest chink through which to view the glow of her nakedness. And now suddenly the butcher knife of ... Read full review

Review: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

User Review  - Inderjit Sanghera - Goodreads

Although I enjoyed 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' I think 'The Book of Laughter and Forgetting' is a forgettable novel, bloated with page upon page of elephantine platitudes, banal sex scenes and ... Read full review

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