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Mon, Jun. 18th, 2012, 01:48 pm
It was a mistake making tea with the bong water.

Check this shit out. Yeah, it's an ad, but it's the best ad you will likely ever see, and it's for a good cause.

http://youtu.be/WTfdqPutk5Y

"Kafka's psychotic ramblings and disdain for punctuation left me feeling disoriented and uneasy, like a tethered goat."

Time to FAP.

Wed, Jun. 20th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
mr_bipolar

I've been wanting to read this book for years. Or maybe I did read it, I can hardly recall.

Wed, Jun. 20th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
mild_guy

Metamorphosis is pretty short, a novella publishers try to puff up into a novel format. I wish more classics were such quick reads. Franz had trouble finishing long stories.

Wed, Jun. 20th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)
mr_bipolar

It was a short? I guess my memory's really bad for a kid of my age. Does it end with him dying? Because I remotely recall reading this.

Whether it was in its entirety or not though, I don't know.

Wed, Jun. 20th, 2012 05:09 am (UTC)
mild_guy

A novella, which are around 20-50K words, depending on who you ask.

Yeah, Gregor dies near the end.

Thu, Jun. 21st, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
psychox

You're on a first name basis with Kafka? I know I have a battered copy of The Trial lying around this shack somewhere.

Sun, Jul. 22nd, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
mild_guy

I've read Metamorphosis, The Hunger Artist, In the Penal Colony, and a collection of his poem fragments and scribblings. Have not got around to The Castle or The Trial yet, to my shame. I've taken a shining to him, being something of a loser with trouble relating to dad myself.