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The Castle by Franz Kafka
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Sep 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 1001, freaky-fridays
Read from September 18 to 27, 2011

Hmmm. This book came to me when I was not ready to receive it. And whilst the behaviour of the assistants during the first third of the novel kept me more than well amused (LOL, ROFL etc) I wasn't up to fighting the last third, where the threads started to come undone.

I can appreciate Kafka's style of prose, and was genuinely in alignment with K's reaction to his surroundings. I was surprised when K. was suprised. I was confused when K. was confused. I was enlightened when K. was enlightened. Too bad I didn't care too much for the crabby bugger.

It was a strange experience, that started off with an intense sense of foreboding in the illest sense, and a whispered promise of espionage and adventure that didn't quite pay off.

I know people love this book, and I can see why. But my head just wasn't ready. I am however looking forward to delving more into Kafka's work in the future.

p.s. Sorry to harp on at this but those assistants - comedy gold!
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