Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka adapted by Peter Kuper Review #7
Hardcover: 80 pages
Publisher: Crown (August 5, 2003)
From the Inside Cover:
Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper present a brillian, darkly comic reimaging of Kafka's classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Kuper's electric drawings- which merge American Cartooning with German expressionism- bring Kafka's prose to vivid life, reviving the orginial story's hmor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike.
This book is one of the mosting interesting books I read. It is totally different from what I imagined. This is a story of a salesman named Gregor Samsa who wakes up from a dream to discover he turned into a dung beetle. With this metamorphosis he learns his life has changed forever. He can not go to work nor can he position himself in a different ways to get comfortable. All this eventually leads to depression. He is scorned by his family members because of his state.
This is a comic book with a hint of sadness. It really makes you think of how people treat others who are different. A teenager who is assigned to Kafka will find it easy to understand. The illustrations do the story a great justice. One day I hope to read the original.
I rate this a 4/5
FCC Disclaimer: I borrowed this from my local library. I am an Amazon associate. The opinions expressed in this review are solely my own and I was not influenced from publishers or people other than myself.