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Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
Often cited as one of the most influential works of short fiction of the 20th century, Metamorphosis is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. Nobel Peace Prize winner Elias Canetti described it as "one of the few great and perfect works of the poetic imagination written..."
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Well, this sure was a weird and thought-provoking book.

It is about a man who wakes up to find himself an insect and it follows the effect this has on his family and how he comes to terms with the change and adapts to it.

I am assuming it is about feelings of alienation and being 'different'.

A short yet profound story.

Dcueto I taught this to my students this year. It will forever be remembered as “The Roach BookL 6mo
Twainy I enjoyed this book. It stuck with me. 6mo
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TalesandTexts
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What a phenomenal book. Comedic and heartbreaking. Such a compelling listen. Plus, it gives you so much to think about - and makes you empathise with insects too!

The narrator has done a wonderful job. This book is free in the Audible Plus catalogue (in case anyone is interested in listening to it).

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Mollyanna
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A short but powerful tale. I was surprised by how I was drawn into the lives of Samsa family.

Thanks to @SerialReader for taking me through this tale in perfect sized pieces. It allowed me to digest what was happening before moving on to the next bit of the tale.

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Joyfulmimi
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Well, I ended the year with this, an appropriate title, although I changed in a totally opposite sense. I loved this book from the standpoint of how believable this monstrous change was to Gregor, his family and, to me, as the reader.

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Twainy
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🎧 Weirdest F-ing book this week. Man wakes up a bug. Made me want to buy a can of RAID! This one will linger. It had a lot to say. Short book. Enjoyed it. You should give it a listen, it‘s free in the audible catalog.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

melissajayne It is weird; read it for a short story English university course 12mo
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Smachado77
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Rereading a wonderful book! It‘s short yet filled with intense existencial questions. A must read!

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TH3F4LC0N
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Finally read The Metamorphosis. My second exposure to Kafka after The Trial. I enjoyed this one much more. Short, sweet, though very opaque. Nonetheless enjoyable though. I think it was about society‘s abandonment of those who can‘t contribute...or something, but hell, I don‘t really know. Made a more in-depth review of it on my YouTube channel which you can watch at:

https://youtu.be/y2EhK7_hunY

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Kajari
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It‘s creepy but awesome. I like the after effects of reading the book. Keeps you lingering on the details and makes you think, relate to reality. The blending of magical and the real world, is incredible. This is my first time reading Kafka. Ready for more.

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amvee
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I read this around February 2020. I remember the themes of Kafka‘s novella hitting me rather hard at the time, as I had just switched jobs and had this feeling of impending doom with the transition. A feeling that I was living my life wrong, transitioning from mindless work I so detested into an environment that provided nothing short of the same. I thought, one day I‘ll wake up and find myself with nothing worthwhile to reflect upon, insectile.

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Pauline888888
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Probably one of the most interesting surreal stories I've ever read.

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ShaaM
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Panpan

Not Good ! I did not like it

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WanderingBookaneer
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Texreader 🤣🤣🤣🪳ewww 2y
KathyWheeler 😄 2y
RebL DON‘T open the door, Gregor. 2y
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LibrarianRyan I saw this this morning on Twitter and it‘s so true!!! 2y
Karisa 💗 2y
Tonton 😂 2y
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 2y
Megabooks 😂😂😂 2y
silentrequiem 😂😂😂 2y
DimeryRene 🤣 good one 2y
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SaniyyahK
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I finished this book awhile ago and haven‘t been very active. I am always humbled by how much classic literature I need to catch up on and this story is a great example of that. While reading I kept thinking, even family can be too uncomfortable with any drastic changes in personal lives. Too disown a child because of the way they have transformed just made me sad. I thought of all the ppl who change physically to match how they feel inside 😔

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Nebklvr
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Imaginative but somewhat deranged.

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Bklover
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I read this because another Litten had posted about it. I know it‘s regarded as a classic so I read it. This clearly confirms that I must read only for entertainment because any deep meaning was clearly lost to me. I actually enjoyed the story but as far as catching all the themes thank goodness for Sparknotes. This was indeed a weird one.

TheAromaofBooks I've started this one probably three times and just can't get into it. I'm not always very good at reading classics... I tend to view my reading as an escape, and I wasn't sure I wanted to escape into Kafka's world!! 2y
Bklover @TheAromaofBooks Believe me I have the same trouble with classics. I got through it using Serial Reader. It‘s really short and I thought I could get through it in about 10 days. I ALWAYS think Serial Reader is a great idea but usually drop about by the third day- this time I just let all the days accumulate and read them all this morning lol. Somehow that was less intimidating. 🙄 I‘m sure I missed all the deep meaning! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I'm going to try Moby Dick next month as a buddy read, but I'm a little scared!!! 2y
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Bklover @TheAromaofBooks I‘m doing the #mobydickbr too! How are you liking it so far? 2y
TheAromaofBooks Ha, funny story, I forgot to order my copy until late last week, so it actually hasn't arrived yet so I'm already behind lol However it is now only one state away, so I'm hoping it will arrive by Thursday!! How about you?? 2y
Bklover I got the ebook and started it and just today received a copy I ordered from ThriftBooks. Of course now I‘ve found a copy I already owned, but I like the paperback better. So far I‘m liking it quite a bit more than I expected (I had pretty low expectations). It even has humor. We will see how it goes! @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 2y
kspenmoll We read this with HS students this fall. Needed to give them background on Kafka, Existentialism, politics & culture of the time. They enjoyed it. 2y
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llcoolnate
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Funny and a little terrifying haha
Worth the quick read (or listen) I think

Kajari Just started reading this. Friends told me i need to read 2 or 3 times before I get it. 1y
llcoolnate @Kajari it's definitely bizarre! 1y
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Becker
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Help😖

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Becker
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“When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from troubled dreams, he found he had been transformed-in his bed- into a kind of giant bug.” 🦗

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EliLiszt
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“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” ~ Franz Kafka

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shivank
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Folks, Could you please elucidate why is this considered a classic?

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monalyisha
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If you change your Litsy photo & you don‘t have an existential crisis, have you really even changed your Litsy photo? 😅

Where has this fresh-faced, Weezer-loving Youth gone?

Don‘t worry. It‘s still me. Just a little bit older. And now I‘m a cat. 🤷‍♀️

CoffeeK8 I‘m debating on changing mine but I‘ve been unable to do it because of the existential crisis... I think I‘m going to have go just go for it. 2y
monalyisha @CoffeeK8 I‘m here for moral support! I‘ve had the same one for years. I was like, “People won‘t know me if I change it!” 🙈 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think you‘re pioneering a movement . . . 😆 2y
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monalyisha @CoffeeK8 I also wasn‘t originally intending to be a cat but the picture quality degrades so dramatically that it‘s difficult to find something that works. Spooky season‘s coming up. This is fine. 🐶🔥😅 2y
CoffeeK8 @monalyisha that‘s been exactly my concern... I‘m gonna do it, I agree with @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled you are starting a movement! (edited) 2y
monalyisha @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I accept the position of Fearful Leader. Wait, that‘s not right... 2y
LeahBergen Whenever I change mine, I worry that no one will recognize me. 😆😆 2y
BarbaraBB Another fresh-faced pic 💕 2y
monalyisha Thanks, @BarbaraBB ! 😺 2y
Jen_Reads Mine is a photo from 3 or 4 years ago. I have no good current photos of myself 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
mariaku21 Love the pic! 2y
Laughterhp I just recently changed my photo too because it was from 3 years ago! 2y
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reading_rainbow
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The beginning made me laugh, the idea of Gregor waking up to have been transformed into a grotesque insect and the first thing he stresses about is getting to work on time was humorous to me. But then it saddened me.

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reading_rainbow
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For my Mug Challenge ☕️📖🦗

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MallenNC
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I think The Metamorphosis fits. I know what surrealist art is but not as sure with books

1. I want to visit any place I haven‘t been yet. If money and vacation time were unlimited I‘d love to go to New Zealand. With travel limited right now I don‘t have any plans.
2. I‘m grateful for supportive friends! And air conditioning because it has been 90 degrees here this week.
3. Thanks for tagging me @OriginalCyn620

#ThankfulThursday
@Cosmos_Moon

OriginalCyn620 I‘d like to go to New Zealand too! 💚 2y
Cosmos_Moon I would LOVE to go to NZ, too! It looks so beautiful! Where do you live? We‘re at 91 degrees, now, in New Orleans. Thanks for playing along! 2y
MallenNC @Cosmos_Moon I‘m in North Carolina. We had strong thunderstorms yesterday but today it has been less humid and in the 80s. It was a w 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs 🤗👏🏻📚😅👏🏻 3y
Lcsmcat Excellent choice. 3y
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night_shift
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#manicmonday #letterF @JoScho

(book) The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin
(author) Franz Kafka (see tagged)
(movie/tv) Frank
(singer/band) Fleetwood Mac
(song) Flesh Without Blood - Grimes ( https://youtu.be/Tv9YoYCKNoE )

Zoes_Human Absolutely love The Fifth Season & Fleetwood Mac! 3y
JoScho 💙💙💙 3y
night_shift @Zoes_Human 👍👍💚🎶 3y
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katy4peas
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1. The Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka in my English college class.

2. I can speak, read, and write a little bit of French and Spanish, but don‘t read books in those languages. Wish I could!

3. I‘ll tag @eeclayton and @WhatWouldJaneDo
Thanks for the tag @CoffeeK8 !
@TheSpineView
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩 3y
katy4peas Good questions @TheSpineView ! 3y
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well, that was fucking weird. Gregor Samsa turns into a giant roach. His family is appropriately appalled, yet seems mostly concerned that his income will cease. His sister tries to take care of him, but the isolation and alienation wear heavily on his awkward body. Gregor conforms to his new existence though his human thoughts stay intact. Trapped. It‘s actually quite horrifying.

#classicschallenge2020

rubyslippersreads A creepy cover for a creepy book. 😳 3y
MallenNC I remember reading that in school! Definitely creepy. 3y
britt_brooke @rubyslippersreads Totally! I‘m torn between loving and hating this cover. It‘s definitely ... different. 3y
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Reviewsbylola I remember reading this in school. I really liked it but yeah, it‘s strange as hell! 3y
rubyslippersreads @britt_brooke I‘m not torn at all—it makes me want to get a can of Raid. 😂 3y
vivastory At the clinic where my doctor is, there's a Dr Kafka practicing there. I had to see him once. It took everything I had to not make a metamorphosis joke. 😂 3y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Super weird, but excellent! 3y
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cleoh
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• eclectic, constant, and necessary (this was hard, I don‘t know if it makes sense)
• the morning in a big chair by a fire
• I‘ve really enjoyed everything I‘ve read so far, so technically best: Three Dark Crowns worst: Metamorphosis

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs #1 makes sense to me 3y
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Billypar
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@merelybookish Thanks Margot for the Christmas card and super cool bookmark! I love the Kafka bean 😃 Hope your holidays have been good!

MatchlessMarie This is great 😆 3y
BarbaraBB But first Kafka 😂, how great! 3y
batsy That's a fab bookmark! 3y
merelybookish Holidays have been good, and pretty relaxing. I've managed to read 4 books! Somehow I knew you'd appreciate a Kafka joke. 😀 3y
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Dallyboy
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Finally someone has answered the age old question: how would a bourgeois bloke get back to work after waking as a monstrous cockroach?

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Soubhiville
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These were the books chosen by #LitsyATXReadersSociety for our November topic, “Something you‘ve been meaning to read.” Quite a varied range!

Next meeting is Dec 21st, topic is Banned or Controversial books. We‘re going to meet in the cafe and do a cookie swap. I‘ll post more about it in Slack.

Lcsmcat That cover on the Kafka! 3y
Soubhiville @lcsmcat right? That‘s why @Eyelit chose it. The font is really cool. 3y
mcipher I loved The Regional Office Is Under Attack! So weird and fun. 3y
gossamerchild How fun! And great titles 😍 3y
Cinfhen Love this idea!! And cookieswap....yes, please!!!!! 3y
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countessnicki10
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“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself”

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kathrynhoss
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Whomst among us has not felt like a loathesome beetle??

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Michellesibs
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Mehso-so

This is a short book, just 50 odd pages and a free download as it is now in the public domain so it felt like a no brainer to get myself a copy and will away an hour.
See my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3031560212

DGRachel I had to read this in high school and remember hating it. The idea of the main character turning into a cockroach bothered me so much. 😂 3y
Michellesibs @DGRachel I totally hear you on this, friends where trying to talk to me about the deep message of this book but I just cant get past the cockroach thing 😂 3y
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Emma3
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An interesting read on serial reader although I wouldn't call it a horror. It was weird and a bit creepy but not scary

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Day 2 of #7days7covers #covercrush
Today I invite @BookNik to play if you'd like. Share covers that you like for 7 days, no explanation needed, and invite someone else to play along.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤣 That cover is gold. 3y
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AkashPhoenix
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Now this book is a maze! Leaves you with more questions than answers. Every reader would decipher this Kafka aka Mr Riddler's Masterpiece in their own ways. Felt like a story going in mind of a person comatosed one sudden day metaphored as the protagonist waking up as a giant bug.It displays feelings of isolation and inferiority. Also how sometimes in ager we forget conditions or situations others maybe in and act against them & then later regret.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3y
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AkashPhoenix
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On a journey with Gregor Samsa!

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IndoorDame
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This is the first book I remember reading set in #Germany I was in middle school, this was the cover art on my father‘s edition that I borrowed. #letstravelaugust @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇩🇪 3y
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Sward7
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I know! I know! It's a classic. But I found it extremely disturbing. I've read it twice, and still didn't like it.

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Bookwomble
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AmyG Hahahahaha 3y
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laur89
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Family man Gregor wakes up a bug, and his primary concern is being late to work (relatable!), but he soon realizes he has much more worrisome issues.

As much as I don‘t like how his family treated him after the “metamorphosis”, I couldn‘t help thinking that if I were them, Gregor would probably be dead before I realized what I‘d done. Then again, the point of this novella is to make you think about those things.

Also, what bedroom has 3 doors?

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laur89
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Step 1 of #ReadLikeRory...

Subscribe to as many #SerialReader books as I can find (so far, I‘m at about 20). 😂

Starting with the tagged, since it‘s the shortest!

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Tonton
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sarahbarnes 😆😆😆 3y
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Dominyka
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Very strange and fantanstic, but has a deep meaning

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Emilymdxn
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I didn‘t like this as much as I was hoping. Im not sure why, there was nothing ‘wrong‘ with it, it just didn‘t land with me the way I hoped. I enjoyed the Castle so much and this is like his most famous story. Perhaps it being so short meant I didn‘t have time to get into the world and interact with it in a deep way? It felt more odd than profound to me, like there was something I just wasn‘t connecting with even tho I‘m sure it was there.

Tamra Have you read The Trial too? Scary. It‘s been awhile, but his works are those that can be read repeatedly. It‘s time for a reread on my end. 4y
Emilymdxn @tamra not yet but I really want to read it soon! I‘ve just read Metamorphosis and the Castle 4y
the_real_archimboldi A story doesn‘t necessarily have to be long to be profound, short stories can hit just as hard, if not harder, because of their ambiguity. The Trial was good and surprisingly funny, laugh out loud hilarious at some parts. A lot of the time, though, you are mystified as to what is actually happening in the novel, which is what Kafka probably would have wanted. Very surreal. Definitely worth the read. 3y
Emilymdxn @the_real_archimboldi in general I agree with you and I‘m a big fan of short stories overall, I just didn‘t think this one did brevity as well as others as I‘ve read in my personal opinion. I have now read the Trial too and did like it but much preferred the Castle. Maybe I‘m just not destined to adore Kafka as much as some other writers 3y
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rabbitprincess
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April 14 2019: Happy birthday, Peter Capaldi: a brilliant actor, a wonderful man, and a talented artist. He designed this cover of The Metamorphosis for an auction back in 2017.
(On a related note, he directed an Oscar-winning short film called Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life.)

rretzler 💕Peter Capaldi. He‘s such a talented man. Miss him as the Doctor. 4y
rabbitprincess @rretzler He also does great audiobooks! I fell totally in love with his reading of 4y
BiblioLitten Such a cool cover! 4y
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Malisa
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Y‘all this was so sad 😭

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waxmoronic
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I really like how after Gregor realizes he's a bug, he's chiefly concerned about being late for work.