A Classic for an October Book Club

This is just a really quick post. Silvia recently announced an impromptu book club for October. The book:  The Trial by Franz Kafka. I am wanting to read some more classics before the end of the year and so I decided to join in.

Up until yesterday, all I knew about this book was that it is considered a modern classic. So I decided to read about it a bit. Kafka is said to have earned his place among modern literature. The Trial was published in 1925 (although it was written between 1914 and 1915) and is one of his best known works. I didn’t want to read too much because I didn’t want to know much about the actual story before reading it. Plus, I was afraid that I might run across spoilers and I didn’t want to know how the story ends. 😉 What I do know is that at the beginning of the book, an man is arrested. The first line of the novel says:

Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested.”

From what I understand, the character Josep K. is arrested and is not told why. I normally don’t read suspense or thriller type novels, but I can’t wait to read this. The first sentence definitely has me intrigued! If you’d like to join me in reading The Trial, hop on over to Silvia’s blog HERE to read her post and get the schedule.




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