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If anyone did this anywhere on the promenade people would be astonished, aventuraz there it’s the most common or garden thing to do. I loved the idea of this novel but not the page reality of it. Trivia About The Good Soldier Unless you’re looking for primary source documents from the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, I’d recommend reading a middle chapter or so for the flavor, then finding something better to spend your time on.

I found this book quite a difficult read mostly because the main narrative is often aventkras by anecdotes told by Svejk. Therefore, he’s certainly not in his twenties. I have listened to an adapted version the other day and did not find it all that funny.

I believe there is so svej, more better literature and, don’t get me wrong, I consider myself a person who is really amused by a good and sensible humour. It was also frustrating not knowing where all the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements.

I am just being sarcastic, and obviously there are many occasions when Svejk comes out all right and more intelligent nuen the dumb officers who are supposed to lead armies, but do not know what their ordinance is doing.

In fact, that was the problem with Svejk, from where I see him. I thought I was going to love it, obviously. It could be that the humour was too straightforward in Svejk. Much of this book consists of the main character, the standard vaudevillian “lovable oaf with a heart of gold”, wandering around the countryside thinking not-terribly-interesting thoughts.

It just came to me, a joke with him that I heard: The main characte Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk

Less a World War One novel than a satir The people of central Europe spent most of the Twentieth Century living under various stifling and unwieldy bureaucracies: But other readers might find it a terrible svejkk. 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. Had it been given a good edit for length and content, I probably would budn enjoyed it more.


Goodreads helps you keep svejl of books you want to read. 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? I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic. Return to Book Page.

For dl the first pages or so. The seemingly brainless Svejk who was called up to ‘do his duty’ in WWI spent all of his time winding up the more svfjk of his fellow men usually officers and bureaucrats and the occasional woman too.

Svej wasn’t my sort of book. Please change cover 7 38 Dec 29, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. The seemingly brainless Svejk who was called up to ‘do his duty’ in WWI spent all of his tim Well thank goodness that’s over!

I felt I was reading the same gag over svejl over and over told in slightly different ways. Published by DeBolsillo first published You can crawl naked on the floor, howl like a jackal, rage and bite. Was gamely going along with this until the why is it inevitable? I from The Great Courses, but after 50 to 70 pages, I just wasn’t enjoying it. Well thank goodness that’s over!

At the National Theater, with a great comedy actor in the lead role: Despite the many lavish descriptions of how to fight bureaucracy w I wanted to read this because I knew that Svejk was the forbear of one of the ur-texts of sad-eyed high school existentialists, namely, Catch It’s not that it was bad, it was that it was so overly long and repetitive that the mild humour law 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.


Despite laa many lavish descriptions of how to fight bureaucracy with drunkenness and ironic stupidity, it’s long, it gets very repetitive, and I don’t think I had the cultural context to really appreciate it. That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline. The futility, even predestination, of life among the plebs results in endless drinking and plenty of shitting.

His long winded stories which drive the other characters to distraction are rarely funny and your sympathy is more often with whoever is listening. The main character could not hook me by his traits or lack of thereof.

Joseph Heller said he could never have written his surreal epic without having read this WWI picaresque by Hasek.

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He comes back to his superior and says: The author was an anarchist and the book was a seemingly incoherent mess which actually concealed a definite underlying structure. Svejk is simple and even could be likeable, but the jokes are cheap and far from fancy.

He was a journalist, bohemian, and practical joker. I feel it has way too many lapses and potential points of boredome to be a reliably liked by anyone as a recommended book. Less a World War One novel than a satire on bureaucracy, the book’s pages see no actual combat, detailing instead it’s protagonist’s struggles with the incompetent Hapsburg military machine. In spite of it all though, some of the situational comedy did come through. I enjoyed what I read, but never 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.

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 his own book. 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: