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The Trial by Franz Kafka
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Aug 24, 07

Read in August, 2007

Having seen the Orson Welles film, I was intrigued to read the book. Welles' take was beautifully anonymous and moody. This was my first time reading Kafka, so I was surprised to find the book was published posthumously.

The density of the ideas and how they where postulated did not disappoint. As a narrative, it could be trying at times to keep everything working together. Some chapters are very strong, others you wonder why they are there. Perhaps some Kafka scholar can delve out the layered metaphor and subtext, but I found at times the book inaccessible.

I'd be pressed to recommend this, perhaps after seeing the film again I'd recommend it over the book. It had some fantastic photography.

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