Author: Franz Kafka (adapted by Peter Kuper)
Genre: Fiction/graphic novelPages: 79
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
FTC Disclosure: I checked this book out from my library
Challenges: Graphic Novel Challenge (#2) and Graphic Novel Mini-Challenge (January)
Summary: (from the inside flap): When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from disturbing dreams, he found himself transformed. Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a brilliant, darkly comic re-imagining 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 original story's humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike.
Review: I am participating in the Graphic Novel Challenge and the January mini-challenge, sponsored by Teresa, was to read a classic in graphic novel format. I read Metamorphosis a LONG time ago so this was a fun way to re-read it. The story that Kafka wrote really lends itself to vivid images and Peter Kuper captured the ideas fabulously. I could feel the angst, the heartache, the absurdity of the situation are all very well portrayed. This book would be a great way for reluctant readers to read a classic and understand it.