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.