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What the community says about The Metamorphosis
- "The Metamorphosis is a classic. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of classic literature should read it at least once in their life. Kafka does an amazing job of demonstrating the proper use of metaphor and symbolism, and you can't help but become introspective and reflective while reading it."
- "I had heard a lot about The Metamorphosis from my friends. They told me that it was one of the best novels ever and was a really deep story. I decided to check it out and finished it within a few weeks. While it was a good book I wouldn't call it one of the best ever."
- "At first I thought the Bohemian Manifesto was going to be some kind of guide to being some sort of hipster. A case could be made for that, but I think it has a little more depth than that, in part due to some of the other books it refers to. The Metamorphosis is a classic anyway, and surely one of the best things the Bohemian Manifesto might bring to your attention if you haven't already read it."
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- "The Metamorphosis is a truly exceptional novel that should be read by all. An interesting and unique novel that really hinges on symbolism, it is an expertly written book that weaves a wonderful, moving and powerful tale."
- "Given all the vampire to people transformation books it is good to have one that deals with a different type of change and one with a moral. The overall story deals with a traveling salesman who awakes to realize he transformed into a beatle of some type. Throughout, the cause of this metamorphosis isn't revealed rather the book is central on the effect this has had on his and his family's life. They now have to adjust to his new figure, this wasn't a easy task to say the least."
- "Franz Kafka is very well known for his literary works and The Metamorphosis can definitely be quite dark at times. It only has about a 4 out of 5 star rating on Amazon but I am sure that many consider it to be among the best of it's kind. I would be happy with this result if I searched for dark books."
- "After researching best must-read novels under 300 pages, I was given the recommendation to read The Metamorphosis. This short novel by Franz Kafka is about a traveling salesman named Gregor Samsa who awake to find himself transformed into an insect. It is truly creepy story and will keep you at the edge of your seat for the whole 300 pages."
- "Anyone in the market for Kafka, or just a uniquely themed alienation novel, should look into this work from 1915. The Metamorphosis is a good read and definitely has some deep meaning and gea emotional tie ins. It's a classic that still holds up great in the modern world."
- "I remember being forced to read this book in high school, and I have to admit that I really didn't get it then, but a friend convinced me to give it another try. Maybe I'm just at the right point in my life to appreciate it, but I can finally see how great this book is. There is so much beneath the surface that really explores the human condition and the universal need for acceptance."