Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Book Review - "The Great Wall of China"

"The Great Wall of China and Other Short Works" by Franz Kafka
My grade: A-

This collection makes me incredibly sad, because Kafka didn't publish anything during his lifetime and even left orders for his friend and literary mentor to destroy all of his writing after his death. That friend, in turn, published his works, much to my appreciation. Some of the stories in this collection are absolutely amazing and very inspirational (from a writer's perspective). All of them, however, are unfinished, often to my great dismay. It was extremely aggravating at times to be left mid-thought, and I was angry at Kafka for leaving it at that. Nonetheless, he was obviously an extremely talented writer and this collection is worth the read!

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