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METAMORPHOSIS || CLASSICS CHALLENGE ~ BOOK REVIEW (4).
Searching for the perfect book is the most difficult job in the world. If you accidentally end up getting a bad book for yourself, you just lose your passion and interest to read any further. That’s why blogging and bloggers are important because we read and review books. We separate good and bad books for you. So allow me to take you on this journey where I will review a book and you shall decide if you should buy it or not based on my opinion.
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Today I will be reviewing Metamorphosis by FranzKafka, one of the greatest novelist born on this beautiful earth.
Let me remind and inform my fellow viewers that I am doing a Classics Challenge where I will be reviewing 88 Classics taken from all over the world. This is the 4th book. The other book reviews can be seen on my site; https://magicalbooklush.blog.
So let’s start reviewing, shall we?
Author: Franz Kafka.
Publisher: Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig
Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Absurdity Fiction.
Classic number (personal blog challenge): 4.
One morning when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.
This begins The metamorphosis, cited asone of the seminal works of fiction of the twentieth century. A story of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman, who wakes up one day to discover that he has metamorphosed into a bug, The Metamorphosis is a book that concerns itself with the themes of alienation, disillusionment, and existentialism.
As Samsa struggles to reconcile his humanity with his transformation, Kafka, very deftly, weaves his readers, into a web that deals with the absurdity of existence, the alienating experience of modern life, and the cruelty andincomprehensibility of authoritarian power, leaving them at once stunned and impressed.
Samsa, a travelling salesman, who works really hard to make his family’s ends meet wakes up one morning to find himself turned into a horrible bug that is despised by his own family. This story shows how he has to fight his humanly feeling to survive in a house that was once his own, the way his family hates him and thinks of him as a burden. Samsa’s metamorphosis shows him the reality of life but the worst part is that he learns the reality from his own family.
This is one of the most beautiful stories on earth. The start is a bit confusing but it all clears up slowly. Without explaining the process of how Samsa changed into a vermin, Kafka creates a classic worth thousands of dollars.
This novel shows the real human behaviour. The pain, the sorrow, the hatred, the anger, the change of events everything is so smooth and nicely mixed that you won’t know when you are smiling and when you are crying. This story deserves a whole day of book club discussion.
Kafka excels in showing human nature against other beings even if it is one of their own being or family. He shows that nature can never change. If you are a human being, you will cry at the end of this story and that’s a bet.
I have never written so much in any of my book reviews and the reason I am writing more is that after closing this book I cried and cried. He slammed me with the truth so nicely and politely that I heartily saluted his writing and sobbed with that same heart too.
If you haven’t read this book, I really don’t know what you are doing but I give you my word that once you open this book you will never see life the way it is.