13 September 2009

64. The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

This "book" was not very long, but all the commentary was huge.

To tell you the truth, I didn't get it. It was not bad, but it was weird. Are all these people actually getting all that junk out of this story?

I just hope I don't wake up as an insect tomorrow. :-)


  1. It's definitely among the most over analyzed books I know of.

  2. Have you ever gone to the bank or the DMV or been in a legal situation where you didn't have the right paperwork or there was some bureaucratic mistake and everyone treats you like you aren't even human and you feel totally helpless, unable to communicate or to act in any way that will resolve the situation. This book takes that idea and runs with it and I found it quite effective and frightening. It's a parable about our modern world.