Maciej is awesome. Anyone who comes right out and calls Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being a “sexually-transmitted book…inflicted on a generation of American youth” is ok by me. To his alternate Slav reading recommendations I must add: The Engineer of Human Souls by Josef Skvorecky.
It easily ranks high on his “Slavoliciousness” scale, and remains one of my favorite Czech novels, if not the favorite. I didn’t read it when I was still living in Prague, but about 2 years later, when I returned for a visit. After picking up a copy at the original location of the Globe in Prague 7, I read almost all 500+ pages on a series of overnight trains…couldn’t put it down!
By the way, if you want to see some really killer photos of the actual Depeche show I went to the other night and not the St. Petersburg photos I linked below, click here. GREAT shots!