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review 2015-06-28 02:13
The Trial - Franz Kafka

The Trial is a compelling read, but also so fucking frustrating. Questions are never answered and your left scream WHY???? K wakes up to find out he is being arrested, he is never told why, he is free to go about his daily life as long as when he is summoned to the court he comes. He tries to dismiss the trial as nothing more than a shady court system trying to get a bribe out of him. More people learn of his trial and he begins to take it more serious. K explores options and meets other people on trial. The ending will mess you up. 

So what is the point of The Trial? There are lots of meanings that can be placed to what is read. Bureaucracy bullshit, a variety of metaphors the trial represents, or simply nothing but the text that is provided. Either way its a great short read that is interesting til the end. I didn’t know how I felt at the ending, was just kind of lost for a feeling, but I think that feeling of not know what I am feeling fits well with The Trial.

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review 2013-09-24 00:00
The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosphy from the Greeks to the Renaissance
The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosphy from the Greeks to the Renaissance - This book was very informative but also a bit overwhelming for me, a philosophy newbie. I listened to this on audiobook and the reader did a great job of telling this story. She was animated and delivered the little jokes perfectly but I still should have read this instead of listening to it so I could have put the book down to ponder every confusing point.
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