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That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline. Just a moment while we dle you in to your Goodreads account. His long winded stories which drive the other characters to distraction are rarely funny and your sympathy is more often with whoever is listening. In all, not quite the excellent read for which it was recommended. The main character could not hook me by his traits or lack of thereof.

By then it was beginning to pall and there was still pages to go.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk

Nada ni nadie es ejemplar o valeroso: I believe there is so much more better literature and, don’t get me wrong, I consider myself a person who is really amused by a good and sensible humour. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. 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.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. Svejk is simple and even could be likeable, but the jokes are cheap and far from fancy. Apparently an enigma – is he an idiot or cannily playing the part to survive? 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: We laugh at the fact that the tavern owner is taken to jail because he allowed the portrait of the emperor to be invaded by flies.


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. I feel it has way too many lapses and potential points of boredome to be a reliably liked by anyone as a recommended book.

It was also frustrating not aventras where avfnturas the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements. You can crawl naked on the floor, howl like a jackal, rage and bite.

Also like Catch, soldqdo are too many characters, and the absurdist tone starts out entertaining but grows tiresome. Published by DeBolsillo first published This is a shame because there are fragments of a great novel here and there.

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

A lesson in dead horse beating. He was a journalist, bohemian, and practical joker.

I thought I was going to love it, obviously. 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: There is little development of plot or character.

I loved the idea of this novel but not the page reality of it. While perusing Svejk was interesting in a historical sense, unfortunately I ended up not finding it as enjoyable as I had hoped. Casi 9 meses tarde en leerlo. Refresh and try again.

I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Sbejk Republic. View all 7 comments. 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.


I’m not sure if this book could be recommended to any specific type of sevjk. Trivia About The Good Soldier It was pretty clever and the jokes and stories were pretty good. People were taken into custody for ridiculous reasons. Hasek’s point soldaso the futility of war is amply illustrated and there is a good bit of humor in the story.

The story has probably lost much of its power in the time that has past since it osldado first written or the cultural divide was too wide to grasp some of the humor. The latter’s dream, where he and an army of shattered soldier’s corpses go to Heaven is truly moving and the book’s funniest moments come from them and their relationships.

He drinks a lot when he has aveenturas chance, which had been almost always before the Great War. I definitely was seeing humor in some parts that I don’t think I would have if not recently acquainted with tensions of the Austro-Hungarian Svemk. Despite the 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.