The Castle The Castle by Franz Kafka

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
One thing that struck me with this difficult book was the biblical sense of time that Kafka enlists. Relationships develop, as in the old testament, in a few hours or a day. The protagonist, K, is subject to all sorts of red tape, double-talk, irrational behavior. The book is virtually a nightmare of folly as real life at times seems to be. The main character never accomplishes a thing, really, just seems to go in circles.

The more the reader attempts to glean any sense from this novel, the more one is frustrated by it. But maybe that was Kafka's aim.

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