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by Franz Kafka
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A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 5 years ago
I blundered. I suspect I wouldn't have been in love with this anyway, but I can't blame my feelings exclusively on 'The Trial'. I blame technology.Instead of sticking with the physical copy I own - the 'definitive edition' translated by Willa and Edwin Muir that includes unfinished chapters and reda...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 6 years ago
"Like a dog." Excuse me while I have a week or two trying to come up with something to say about this beyond long winded, nightmarish, horrifically brilliant.
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it 6 years ago
The moon has nothing on OCD, which is a much harsher mistress. And I'm merely OCD-like in certain respects; I can't imagine the horrors of actually having the disorder. I've got a thing about completeness. Had I known that The Trial was not a novel but, significantly, an unfinished novel before I st...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
On his thirtieth birthday, bank employee Josef K. is arrested for an unknown crime and prosecuted on certain Sundays by an unknown agency.Yeah, that's a pretty vague teaser but how else do you drag someone into The Trial?On the surface, The Trial is an absurd legal drama that nicely illustrates how ...
Books2Movies Blog
Books2Movies Blog rated it 6 years ago
While brilliant on the narrative level - it really piqued my curiosity (and bewilderment) till the end, I really wanted to read it all through - it failed to make me care for Joseph K. He was obnoxious. For all I knew, he may even have been guilty for something, but as he was such a cad, he wasn't a...
Nyx Book Reviews
Nyx Book Reviews rated it 7 years ago
As a Cultural Sciences student it is expected of me to read endless piles of classic works, and Kafka was one of them. Because a friend of mine loved his books, I decided to give Kafka a try. I should have known that this book was to be weird, as my friend has very weird taste.K. is suddenly arreste...
everettpantaloons
everettpantaloons rated it 7 years ago
Fuck you Franz, I thought we had something special. But you go and do this shit? It sucks. Kafka marks the first author of which I've given both a 5 star and a 1 star.
Veritatem Facientes In Caritate
Veritatem Facientes In Caritate rated it 7 years ago
This book was typical of Kafka - fairly depressing. The philosophical message (it seems to me) that Kafka is trying to convey is the futility and pointlessness of everything. It's best summed up with Herr K.'s conversation with the priest "'No,' said the priest,'you don't have to consider everyth...
The Word Warehouse
The Word Warehouse rated it 7 years ago
The only trial was in reading this. Considering the author begged his friend to heat a room with the original manuscript should tell you something. Gives new meaning to the word tedious.
NYC BookWorm
NYC BookWorm rated it 7 years ago
My Review: I had several reasons for wanting to read this book, besides always wanting to read a book written by Franz Kafka, I’ve seen the movie of The Trial and want to compare them to each other. If you’ve ever seen an Orson Welles movie you will understand how intrigued I was to see if what Orso...
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