“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.”Thus begins The Meowmorphosis—a bold, startling, and fuzzy-wuzzy new edition of Franz Kafka’s classic nightmare tale, from the publishers of Pride and Prejudice and... show more
“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.”Thus begins The Meowmorphosis—a bold, startling, and fuzzy-wuzzy new edition of Franz Kafka’s classic nightmare tale, from the publishers of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! Meet Gregor Samsa, a humble young man who works as a fabric salesman to support his parents and sister. His life goes strangely awry when he wakes up late for work and finds that, inexplicably, he is now a man-sized baby kitten. His family freaks out: Yes, their son is OMG so cute, but what good is cute when there are bills piling up? And how can he expect them to serve him meals every day? If Gregor is to survive this bizarre, bewhiskered ordeal, he’ll have to achieve what he never could before—escape from his parents’ house. Complete with haunting illustrations and a provocative biographical exposé of Kafka’s own secret feline life, The Meowmorphosis will take you on a journey deep into the tortured soul of the domestic tabby.
Publish date: May 10th 2011
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Hmmmm... weird.Yup, that about sums it up. Definitely not what I was expecting. I think part of the problem with this book is that is was marketed as much funnier than it turned out to be. With lines like "man-sized baby kitten" and "Yes, their son is OMG so cute" in the summary, I was hoping for a ...
They say to never judge a book by its cover.... Fuck it. Have you SEEN the cover? Freakin' adorable.
I really enjoyed the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trilogy from Quirk Classics, so I was super excited that I won this one. I had never read Kafka before but I had been meaning to, so this was the perfect kick in the butt to finally get to it. I read "The Metamorphosis" right before reading this o...
Quirk Classics is back...
I may stand alone, but I enjoyed The Meowmorphosis! I have, it must be said, a vague dislike for the work being parodied (Kafka's Metamorphosis). I was forced to read it in school, and while I was (and am) a voracious reader, the endless allegory pretty much ticked all my boxes. Or so I thought. ...