famous last words

“Up out of the lampshade, startled by the overhead light, flew a large nocturnal butterfly that began circling the room. The strains of the piano and violin rose up weakly from below.”

Milan Kundera – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The ending of a good book is like the ending of an era, you’re leaving friends behind and that can be hard. The last words can give some closure or be super frustrating.

The unbearable lightness of being was one of the first (if not THE first) novel my boyfriend recommended to me since he reads different novels than I, the everyday fiction lover, do. It’s a philosophical novel about how everybody only has only one life to live and what you do with it. Besides that, it’s also a massively well-written novel and absolutely worth the read.

Inspired by ‘the unemployed philosophers guild‘, I’m starting a new series focussed on the last line of a book. So I’ll be sharing my favorite last line and explain a bit why I like them.