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beshockley
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Hi, I am Brian and I appear to be late to the party.

This is my first time reading Kafka. I chose this book club because I have seen reverences to Kafka, though I cannot seem to remember where, and I thought I should take the time to read some of his works.

I have read the book now, except the Mouse People story, and can say I thoroughly enjoyed his writing, though I do not always understand him. Kafka seems to be a strange bird, but he is gentle and nonabrasive. He actually seems able to laugh at himself, which is indicative of humbleness.
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beshockley wrote:
Hi, I am Brian and I appear to be late to the party.

This is my first time reading Kafka. I chose this book club because I have seen reverences to Kafka, though I cannot seem to remember where, and I thought I should take the time to read some of his works.

I have read the book now, except the Mouse People story, and can say I thoroughly enjoyed his writing, though I do not always understand him. Kafka seems to be a strange bird, but he is gentle and nonabrasive. He actually seems able to laugh at himself, which is indicative of humbleness.




beshockley, very nice observation: Kafka laughs at himself.
He actually used to read these stories to his friends late at night, laughing. They meant the absurdity to be a dark, silly humor.
I am sorry that you're tuning in as the discussion is winding up. I hope you find something of use in these threads.
We'll stick around with Kafka until the end of January. Then I hope you jump into any one of the book clubs starting in February. I'll be leading a talk of Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier, and many other great clubs are starting up.
Ilana



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