If you've read Kafka's original, you may have realized that there are no real descriptions of Gregor's appearance. The brief comments on his form leave you to create the rest in your mind, making him as horrific as you choose. Kuper's Gregor is too cute for me; this "issue" may be directly related to Kuper's stylization. It has been since 2006 that I read this, but I recall enjoying the novel. I am attracted to Kuper's style. I remember liking the different fonts for the characters' speech.