The Friday 56

The Friday 56: The Metamorphosis

Hey everyone, it’s Friday which means the weekend is nearly here!

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The idea is to share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading every Friday, to promote the book or simply just to showcase your current read!


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s OK.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple

My pick for this week is the book I’ve chosen the book I finished today The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.


Gregor’s father, his hands groping, staggered to his armchair and collapsed into it; it looked as if he were stretching himself out for his evening nap, but the heavy drooping of his head, as if it had lost all support, showed that he was certainly not asleep. All this time, Gregor had lain quietly at the spot where the roomers had surprised him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan  – but perhaps also the weakness caused by so much fasting – made it impossible for him to move. He was afraid with some certainty that in the very next moment a general debacle would burst over him, and he waited.

I’ve never read any Kafka before this and, I’ve got to say, I enjoyed it. The ending left me musing over a lot of unanswered questions, but that was Kafka’s whole intention – to make the reader think about the characters’ fortunes. I enjoyed the fable-esque nature of the story and would be interested to read more of Kafka’s work in the future.


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