Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kafka goes Kitty

Ok, tell me which version sounds most appealing to you:

THIS: "As Gregor Samsa woke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into some kind of monstrous vermin."

OR THIS: "One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten."

If your answer is the former, then you should probably stick to Franz Kafka's original version of The Metamorphosis. If, however, you prefer the adorable kitten version, then check out The Meowmorphosis, by Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook, recently published by Quirk Productions. (Yes, the same people who brought you the literary mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.) It might not be great literature, and there might be a few too many hairballs, but it's worth it for the cover alone.

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