Review: The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Before I go and lookup the online decoder rings to apply to this story, I wanted to say that I can’t believe it took me so long to get around to this super-short book. It’s custom-tailored to be the kind of story that I’d fall in love with: it has well-drawn characters, a good central drama, and it is both funny and heartbreaking. I think this is entirely accessible to the casual reader, for those who care to read a story about a man who wakes up to find he’s turned into a bug.