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The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka
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Jan 20, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010
Read from January 20 to 26, 2010

I can't think of anything else to say about "The Metamorphosis," "The Hunger Artist," or "In the Penal Colony." Those have been read and commented on over and over and over, and with good reason: they are awesome. "The Metamorphosis" is probably one of only a few short stories ever written that are absolutely perfect.

There are other long stories in here that definitely need to be read: "The Great Wall of China" and "The Burrow" are unread masterpieces that you should pick up as soon as possible. And the shorter stories are excellent slices of Kafka's world that you can pick up and read for the rest of your life and still only begin to unpack them.

Recommended for everyone.

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