The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan KunderaSubmitted by Chris Chunderski on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 05:48
By way of introduction to the wonderfulness of Kundera it's hard to beat this, his first book. 'Laughable Loves', a collection of short stories, will do as well, though with a bit less history of Cold-war era Czechoslovakia that really brings his works home.
Many know 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' from the film but I'd start here still.
Free look-inside, get yours for under $6 delivered, love Kundera.