Book Review: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / March 28, 2013

About: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is one of the author’s most famous novellas. The work was published after his death. 76 pages Publisher: Tribeca Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1936594005 My rat­ing for The Metamorphosis — 5 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic format* More Books by Franz Kafka Thoughts: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a dark and disturbing tale. The story captured me from the first line “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug”. We know nothing about Gregor, who are what he is, and this strange opening simply breeds curiosity. The story is relevant even today, which is why I believe this simple tale became a classic. The feeling of helplessness, escaping things which are difficult and /or beyond our control and make our humdrum lives easy and simple. It is difficult to face the truth, and why would you want to unless you absolutely had to do so? Kafka’s world (in this case a room) is dark and foreboding, with situations beyond anyone’s control. The individual battles against the powers-that-be (be they government, Kismet, G-d or just chance) is lost from the beginning and even if you’d…

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