Friday, December 19, 2008

Book Recommendation

by Franz Kafka and adapted in a Graphic Novel
by Peter Kuper

This week I read the graphic novel version of Franz Kafka’s short story The Metamorphosis. Peter Kuper both adapted the story and illustrated the graphic novel. Having never read the short story myself, I cannot compare it to the original. I really did though enjoy the graphic novel.

The story is about a traveling salesman named Gregor Samsa who hates his job. He works hard and supports his parents and his sister Grete. One morning he wakes up to find himself transformed into a large insect. His family is repulsed by him, thought they still love him. As an insect his spends much of his time hiding under the furniture in his bedroom, staying out of the way of his family who do not want to see him. Will Gregor stay an insect forever? Will his family be able to support themselves now that Gregor cannot work? Find out the answers to these questions and immerse yourself in an interesting story. Read The Metamorphosis the graphic novel.

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