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The Metamorphosis by [Kafka, Franz]
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3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 533 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics (1 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #292,722 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not the usual genre that I would read but a book that can be read in one sitting. Brilliant sense of frustration conveyed both on the part of Gregor and his family. Still trying to get an image of the metamorphosed Gregor in my mind!
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A man turns into a dung beetle and is tended to by his family, even though they can't stand the site of him. Totally weird. Fascinating. Can't quite find a moral though!!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x830dc0fc) out of 5 stars 16 reviews
HASH(0x83413cc0) out of 5 stars "So they couldn't understand his words anymore." 29 Dec. 2013
By Westley - Published on Amazon.com
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"The Metamorphosis" is one of those classics that I somehow avoided, thinking that it would be depressing or heavy. On the contrary, this brief novella was a quick read that, while unsettling, is not depressing per se. The main plot is simple - Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, awakes one day to find himself turned into a bug. Not surprisingly, his family is horrified; they try to be understanding in the beginning, but over time, they come to resent him. (I did wonder how they knew that the creature was Gregor...if written today, I think an audience would expect that the bug had eaten Gregor). The meaning of the plot is obviously for debate; I found Gregor's sadness at being dependent on his relatives after he was the caretaker previously to be the most meaningful aspect of the story. Regardless of your interpretation, "The Metamorphosis" is a brilliant exploration of human nature, and contains many ugly truths.

Note: This review is for the HarperCollins Kindle version. The text is nicely adapted, and I did not find any obvious errors. It is a bit bare bones, with no introduction or text analysis, just a brief section about Kafka. However, the book's low price is a fair trade-off.
By Ruth Torres - Published on Amazon.com
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How crazy is this book. It takes you into the life of an insect that use to be human. I know that sounds kiddie but its more about the way he is treated by his family who he worked so hard for. Its also about the daily routine of present life. We take so much for granted until your being is rocked, until you are disabled into the size of an insect and how everyone you loved treats you as such. It would be hard not to sympathize with the main character, and I hope it opens many more peoples minds as it did with me.
HASH(0x833dbdd4) out of 5 stars Strange in a good way 29 Mar. 2014
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Bought this for my English class. It was a strange book and not what I expected. Towards the end of the book I realized that any mental condition could have been applied to the main characters situation. I am not sure if the main character transformed physically at all in hindsight. Maybe he was mentally ill and believed that he had changed physically but he did not. Anyway, I enjoyed the book but it was not like any book I have read.
HASH(0x83549c9c) out of 5 stars metamorphosis 2 Mar. 2014
By lisa stang - Published on Amazon.com
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bizarre...more of a literature for a lit course than straight enjoyable reading on one's own. Seems like more could be gotten out of it if there was discussion involved. As a very popular classic, glad I finally read it, but wasn't particularly thrilled with it. If you are looking for good lit, and have more time, read War and Peace, a truly great love story. Or for a shorter piece of fantastical russina lit, read the Automaton.
HASH(0x84165bac) out of 5 stars Interesting, to say the least. 27 Dec. 2013
By Josh - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an altogether unique literary jewel; it is quite trying towards the end, and even aggravating due to the family's reactions, that is part of the emphasis though. It's quite introspective, and the transition from 'his mother' and 'his father,' to 'Mrs. Samsa' and 'Mr. Samsa' is a very cringe-worthy moment, and is, again, part of the emphasis.
Though it may be a troubling read, it is a beautiful piece of literature.
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