Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cover Art - 'The Meowmorphosis' (Franz Kafka & Cook Coleridge)

Because there aren't enough cute kittens on this blog (or so I've been told...)

Don't you just want to rub the little guy's ears or something? :o)

Check out the blurb,

“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.”

Thus begins 
The Meowmorphosis—a bold, startling, and fuzzy-wuzzy new edition of Kafka’s classic nightmare tale, from the publishers of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! Meet Gregor Samsa, a humble young man who works as a fabric salesman to support his parents and sister. His life goes strangely awry when he wakes up late for work and discovers that, inexplicably, he is now a man-sized baby kitten. His family freaks out: Yes, their son is OMG so cute, but what good is cute when there are bills to pay? And how can Gregor be so selfish as to devote all his attention to a scrap of ribbon? As his new feline identity threatens to eat away at his personality, Gregor desperately tries to survive this bizarre, bewhiskered ordeal by accomplishing the one thing he never could as a man: He must flee his parents’ house.

Quirk Fiction may yet be ultimately responsible for the coming inevitable backlash against zombie fiction but I still can't help but get a little kick out of their spin on well established classics. I'll certainly be reading this one when it's published in May.How about you though? Are these kind of books an easy way to read classics that you wouldn't normally pick up (I'd say 'yes' here, for me anyway) or do you think the whole thing is in danger of being done to death...?


Alberto said...

It was lame from the very start.

Lucie said...

There still aren't enought cute kittens ! :-p
That's creepy!

John Dax said...

This is oddly compelling and disturbing at the same time.