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The Trial by Franz Kafka
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Mar 09, 12

it was amazing

The Trial tells the story of a young bank worker named Josef K after he is arrested by government workers on the morning of his thirtieth birthday. The story revolves around the arrest and trial of K, the reason behind which is never specified throughout the book. As the story progresses, K slowly begins to understand the struggle against the invisible Law and untouchable Court and the control that they hold over his life.

This book was a lot more engaging than Sometimes a Great Notion, and definitely recommend it as a book to read. Unlike other books that follow this same kind of plot, like Sometimes a Great Notion or Crime and Punishment, The Trial does not spend a lot of time just rambling on. It delves immediately into the plot rather than prolonging the plot in favor of going so heavily into detail of the scenes.

Kafka does a fantastic job at developing K as the book progresses. The deeper into the plot the reader gets, the easier it is to determine how K will react when set in certain situations, thus plunging the reader straight into the action. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, mostly due in part to the fact that K is wonderfully developed, thus keeping the reader very engaged throughout the book.

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Scott Hey I have a question. Is this book explicit? Moreover, does it have sexually explicit scenes? Thanks!

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