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The main characte Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions. At the National Theater, with a great comedy actor in the lead role: At some point, I realized it was just going to continue in the same vein, and I wasn’t bothering to form any new impressions, so I put aside for now.

Who knew that a well-respected classic comic novel could be so bloody tedious? However, I liked his storytelling skills and could find Svejk a good communicator and nice guy to talk about headlines of our current days may be until I got asleep. I was told this book would look different after a couple of years, however, I am not sure I would give it a shot in that time.

He comes back to his superior and says: And, by the way, I could not manage to read a whole Don Quixote as well. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s not that it was bad, it was that it was so overly long and repetitive that the mild humour became overshadowed by the ‘oh here we go again’ as the anti hero launched into one of his innumerable tales about dog only knows what until my eyes glazed over, my brain melted out my ears and I thought of about 10 other books that I could be reading right now instead of this.

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For students of the period or the region there is plenty of interest here. Hasek’s point about the futility of war is amply illustrated and there is a good bit of humor in the story.

You drl crawl naked on the floor, howl like a jackal, rage and bite. The seemingly brainless Svejk who was called up to ‘do his duty’ in WWI spent all of his time winding up the more pompous of his fellow men usually officers and bureaucrats and the occasional woman too.

Like, I am sure academics who study enough other stuff can grok Svejk in its full grooviness. People were taken into custody for ridiculous reasons. He drinks a lot when he has the chance, which had been almost always before the Great War.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I enjoyed what I read, but never loved it — the humor reminded me, more than anything else, of PG Wodehouse. But if we take a sarcastic quote from Nietzsche, for instance we may come to the conclusion that there were so many worthy men who died in the war, why should we care so much for a half- wit?

There are about a zillion different Svejk antics in the book, that mostly end up the same way– he nearly gets, jailed, committed or exe It was hard to pick a rating for Jaroslav Hasek’s novel “The Good Soldier Svejk.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek (2 star ratings)

While I understand Hasek’s influence on later Eastern European writers and this book is therefore mildly interesting from a historical perspective, this isn’t a book to be read for entertainment in the 21st century.

Refresh and try again. I felt like that was good preparation The book follows Svejk, who is either an idiot or very good at playing one — as he becomes a Czech soldier during World War I.


That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline.

He was a journalist, bohemian, and practical joker. Zenny His age is not mentioned aenturas the book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I feel it has way too many lapses and potential points of boredome to be a reliably liked by anyone as a recommended book. Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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It was also frustrating not knowing where all the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements. The actor is asking a woman – Yes… – Then I can take your place In the adaptation that I listened to, Svejk is played by another actor who was considered one of the best, if not the very best of his generation: Casi 9 meses tarde en aventuraw.

I didn’t manage to finish this.

I wanted to read it, because it was recommended by teachers on W. But I for one, am glad that Heller transmitted whatever he saw in Svejk to me in a way that could blow my teenage mind forever in sodado own book. Open Preview See a Problem? Joseph Heller said he could never have written his surreal epic without having read this WWI picaresque by Hasek.