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by Franz Kafka, Martin Jarvis
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 1 year ago
This short story is beyond weird. I mean it super is, but it really kept my attention. It's like nothing I remember reading before. I won't soon forget it.
brokenbiscuits rated it 2 years ago
Books of 1916: Part Two The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Since childhood I’ve been familiar with the plot of this short novel; people talk about it all the time because it’s so compelling. I even had the first sentence memorized thanks to my older brother. Reciting it was a warm-up exercise in s...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Normally I would try to write my post fairly soon after I have read a particular piece of literature, however in this instance I was meeting up with a book club today so I decided that I would hold off until after I have been to the group. I must say that this group is quite different than the other...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 3 years ago
What an odd short novel. If you have never read this before, it is basically about a guy who wakes up as a giant bug. He can't leave his house or communicate with his family. We read his thoughts and he is very optimistic that his family will help him out. Then we see his family repulsed by him in e...
Edward rated it 3 years ago
PrefaceIntroduction, by Stanley CorngoldA Chronology of Franz Kafka's Life--The MetamorphosisBackgrounds:From 'Wedding Preparations in the Country'Letters and DiariesCritical Essays:The I Without a Self, by W. H. Auden"I Always Wanted You to Admire My Fasting"; or, Looking at Kafka, by Philip RothFr...
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it 4 years ago
I read a review this week on the great book blog It’s All About Books of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis about a man who wakes up one morning and finds he has turned into an insect. She didn’t love the book but like all good book blogs, I was intrigued by the review. It sounded like something I would lo...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 4 years ago
“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”This very effective opening sentence entirely encapsulates everything I knew about this story prior to reading it. I remember as a teenager watching a few minutes of Steven Berkoff’s...
Poisoning with words
Poisoning with words rated it 4 years ago
Leído para el 2015 Reading Challenge #42: Un libro que tengas y no hayas leído.En estos momentos me siento terrible. No puedo evitar ver las calificaciones altísimas que todos los demás le han dado a este libro y preguntarme: ¿qué vieron ellos que no vi yo? Tenía este libro agarrando polvo en mi bib...
mashahsam rated it 5 years ago
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 5 years ago
I felt frustrated for Gregor and found myself wanting to yell at his family because I connected with him emotionally. The Metamorphosis isn't exactly "the feel good novel of the year," and it's obviously strange, but I enjoyed it. It's surreal but it's so engaging that I needed to know how it all en...
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