Kafka in Wonderland

In attempting to read some of the greatest novels ever written, I read Kafka’s The Trial.

Ironically, I had just finished reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and found several similarities:

  • the absurdity;
  • the senseless accusations;
  • the lack of communication;
  • the lack (non-existence) of justice in the courtroom

The main difference between the two books was found in their aftereffect.  Alice in Wonderland didn’t make me want to KILL MYSELF!

Sarcasm there friends; no intervention calls please.

Reading The Trial was akin to reading someones nightmare journal; caught in that continuous style that lacks the discipline of paragraph usage; each sentence adding a sense of suffocation and feeling of paranoia.  Ugh.  One long dark ongoing train-of-thought/paranoid nightmare. So dark and disturbing.  Me no like.

Give me some Jane Austen.  Now!

Anyway, I couldn’t wait to be done with it….just to scratch it off my list and feel better about life.

Even if it means being delusional in my happiness.

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