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The Castle by Franz Kafka
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Jan 31, 2012

really liked it

Kafka is addictive. There is something hypnotic about this enigmatic Master, but let's face it, he is often boring as well. Of course you're not supposed to admit that since Kafka is one of the most important writers of the 20th Century.

I found The Castle to be compelling, unforgettable, and dull. Often you ask yourself, why am I reading this, but you can't help yourself. You have to continue. The Castle is mysterious, weird, dreamy, and inspiring.

The novel is hugely symbolic as well, of course, but please don't force me to explain why. Two million academics have tried to analyze this novel, and another two million will continue to do so till the end of time. Good luck with that!
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