Read 20 pages of this book and nothing has happened

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Read 20 pages of this book and nothing has happened. Dropped.

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Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Kafka
Hawthorne
Henry James
Conrad
All fucking suck!
So humdrum and self-important to think we all just want to hear them fondle descriptions and ideas that others have approached in so many better ways. Disgusting
inb4 haven't read any of them
I've read a novel by each except Hawthorne. I couldn't finish Ho7G.

w8t4u
w8t4u

read The Tower and The trial
Get confused all other
Go check review about Kafka
His book are purposefully confusive

Who writes like that? really what moron writer wants to confuse his audience

hurr durr you dont understand hurr

Please. Kafka is a piece of shit with his Kafkasqian world

Go fuck yourself Kafka!

Bidwell
Bidwell

he was a difficult young man

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I mean this absolutely sincerely, if this is genuinely how you approach literature, you will never be a writer.

Flameblow
Flameblow

He wrote a book of paradoxes. Think of his novels like that, really complex, very human paradoxes.

RumChicken
RumChicken

You might consider Trial to be confusing, because it was left to us in parts.
Kafka didn't number the chapters, just the pages belonging to the chapter, so the chronology is all a recreation by Max Brod.

Booteefool
Booteefool

Kafka didn't number the chapters, just the pages belonging to the chapter, so the chronology is all a recreation by Max Brod.
What?! Sauce?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

The translator's note of the 2015 Hungarian edition say it, and I remember reading about it in another annotated edition.
Basically Kafka left the notes in folders, and Brod edited them together into one novel. He changed it over time, so that is why you have the Third Max Brod edition as "canon" of sorts.

5mileys
5mileys

My interpretation was that it was supposed to start slowly and become more twisted and convoluted as the story progressed, so for that reason I think dropping it after just 20 pages is stupid. However, while I did think some aspects of the book were interesting, on the whole I just didn't really enjoy it, I thought it was dry and somewhat boring, so suit yourself I guess.

hairygrape
hairygrape

doing a whole lot of work to get nowhere at all
That's so kafkaesque of you

Methshot
Methshot

So it's apocryohal? Fuck.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Apocryphal*

SniperWish
SniperWish

The castle is the same basically, the only difference being that Kafka told Brod that he didn't intend to finish writing it.
And if you want to top it all off, Kafka told Brod to burn it all if he were to die. So you were never really meant to read any of it.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

And don't get me wrong, the texts Brod had were meant to be one novel, so what you are reading as the Trial was definitely meant to be part of the Trial, but maybe not in this specific order, or there were supposed to be other chapters linking up what we have. Not that Brod had a bunch of pages written by Kafka and he arbitrarily mashed everything together to create two novels.

hairygrape
hairygrape

dont read middlemarch then

Emberburn
Emberburn

hawthorne
spends three pages describing a forest scene
describes a main characters death in a paragraph

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

I've read The Trial, Metamorphosis and I loved them. Any Kafka recommendations?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

That's the whole point. It's a boring read but it's supposed to be about how rampant bureaucracy can get. The writing style reflects this well. I didn't like it, but I get the humor.

Soft_member
Soft_member

the castle is unironically the most boring book ive ever read

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

The Hunger Artist
In the Penal Colony
Country Doctor

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

all of em

askme
askme

This
The only part i liked in this book are the beginning chapters

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

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