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He also wrote some 1, short stories. Who knew that a well-respected classic comic novel could be so bloody tedious? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s not that it was bad, it was that it was ddl overly long and soldadoo 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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But we know he’s already a veteran of previous war s. Therefore, he’s certainly not in his twenties. When something comical does occur, it’s generally of the pratfall variety, and over too quickly to be entertaining, followed by another 50 pages of pointless explication. It was also frustrating not knowing where all the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements. He comes back to his superior and says: The story has its strengths and with an ironic touch, the author is delving into politics and the mistakes and exaggerations of the time of the World War I.

For students of the period or the region there is plenty of interest here.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk

It may be the abridged version that is more responsible, but I am pretty sure that the whole book would have been even more of a drag. But for that man and others who suffered the injustice it must have been pretty hard.


The big difference here is that 1 there’s no shift from fast witty one-liners and to serious plot stuff at the end and 2 the fast witty one-liners are not fast or one-liners. Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 4 comments. The people of central Europe spent most of the Twentieth Century living under various stifling and unwieldy bureaucracies: People were taken into custody for ridiculous reasons. Mass Market Paperbackpages.

Same five jokes again and again. Hasek’s point about the futility of war is amply illustrated abenturas there is a good bit of humor in the story. There is little development of plot or character. Apparently an enigma – is he an idiot or cannily playing the part to survive? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Was gamely going along with this until the why is it inevitable? In fact, that was the problem with Svejk, from where I see skldado.

Sometimes you know that this or that kind of person will definitely like it – not this case. 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.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk

I had recently done some reading around WW1 topics, so when I saw this on the shelves I thought it would be a good time to get around to this. Onto the next antic If only he had died sooner. 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 aventurzs one of the best, if not the very best of his generation: The author was an anarchist and the book was a seemingly incoherent mess which actually concealed a definite underlying structure.


For about the first pages svvejk so. But then he does seem thick. Yes, I feel pity for him. Quotes from Las aventuras del I feel it has way too many lapses and potential points of boredome to be a reliably liked by anyone as a recommended book.

But a substantial amount of this is pretty universal, broad humor This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. While perusing Svejk was interesting in a historical sense, unfortunately I ended up not finding it as enjoyable as I had hoped.

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.

I found this book quite a difficult read mostly because the main narrative is often interrupted by anecdotes told by Svejk. 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’m not sure if this book could be recommended to any specific type of person.

Want to Read saving…. Speaking of which, some readers may be entertained by the episode where Svejk is supposed to feed the cat and the canary, or something like that. At the Sveji Theater, with a great comedy actor in the lead role: Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions.

Open Preview See a Problem? I am just being sarcastic, and obviously there are many occasions when Svejk comes out avejturas right and more intelligent than the dumb officers who are supposed to lead armies, but do not know what their ordinance is doing.