View Full Version : Favorite Kafka novel?

05-09-2008, 09:22 PM
All I've read is Metamorphosis, and it wasn't the best ever, but it was decent.
Do you prefer The Castle or The Trial?

05-10-2008, 02:10 AM
I love pretty much everything Kafka has written, but I guess I have to recommend now his Der Verschollene/Amerika, since this is usually forgotten when people talk about him, although - with its almost-positive ending - perhaps the most interesting of his novels and also his earliest.

johann cruyff
05-10-2008, 03:12 AM
I didn't like Amerika that much,but thoroughly enjoyed both The Trial and The Castle.Obviously,you can't forget about his short stories - try finding a collection,they're all well worth reading.

05-10-2008, 08:26 AM
The metamorphosis is really an interesting read and of course the write has something to present through it, the modern way man lives with.

06-05-2008, 09:16 PM
I just read The Trial and really enjoyed it. I'd suggest you grab The Trial and give it a try, you'd be surprised how much it will draw you in.

06-05-2008, 09:29 PM
The Metamorphosis (if that counts as a novel). I really liked that book.

And I prefer The Castle to The Trial.

When it comes to his short stories, 'In the Penal Colony' is my favourite. That was immense.

06-08-2008, 12:44 PM
The castle. It's nicely descriptive in the good Kafkaesque style. And it follows the protagonist K. well, through all the estranged relationships he makes.

Josef K
10-23-2008, 03:54 AM
The Trial is my favorite book of all time.

10-30-2008, 07:00 AM
My Favorite novel is The Trail. Kafka drew wonderful antiutopic world.

Josef K.
11-08-2008, 08:38 AM
The Trial was pleasantly shocking for me. The Castle is also a masterpiece and Amerika or The man who disappeared is a very decent novel. I haven't read Metamorphosis yet and I plan to enjoy it at christmas time....

11-08-2008, 09:17 AM
The Trial is one of my favourite novels. Still, The Castle is the one that captivated me the most. Both are masterpieces. I really liked Metamorphosis, but I think that the aforementioned novels are superior to it.

Dr. Hill
11-30-2008, 01:44 PM
The Trial, hands down.

Don Quixote Jr
04-13-2009, 12:47 AM
All I've read is Metamorphosis, and it wasn't the best ever, but it was decent.
Do you prefer The Castle or The Trial?

Actually I prefer Amerika the best out of Kafka's 3 novels - I believe The Metamorphosis is a novella or novelette, certainly not a novel.
I like The Trial and The Castle about equally well.

05-05-2009, 02:57 PM
The Trial, I just felt it more than The Metamorphosis

05-05-2009, 04:20 PM
One of my favorite short stories of Kafka is A Hunger Artist... I think it captures Kafka the most, or his struggles in life.