METAMORPHOSIS / KAFKA REVIEW
Summing up Metamorphosis:
"Human patience is a fragile thing, it grows and withers at whim. Human emotions are fickle, they, like waves on the seashore, come and go. We fear both what we do and don't know. Sometimes the things we love are what keep us imprisoned, and other times we're too self absorbed in our pain to clearly see that of others. Love has limited patience, and at times it is not kind. For every end of one life, another begins. The human heart is but a fragile thing."
I can't sum up this book better than what I have written above. The whole book carries themes of fragility, humanity and misfortune. It felt so true to life, that even in misfortune there's a bit of humour to be found, and no matter how nicely you treat people they will not always accommodate your feelings -- friend or foe. In a way this book sums up my current outlook on life, society and people. Metamorphosis is a dose of realism, a mint in a barrel of dead fish.