Short story abandoned: The Penal Colony (Franz Kafka)

I drew the four of hearts, to which I had assigned The Penal Colony by Franz Kafka (available at http://www.kafka-online.info/in-the-penal-colony.html).  I knew Kafka might be tough going.

In fact I had to stop reading this at page 9 (of 23), because the level of violence was simply too much for me.

I guess I’ll add in some other story at the end to make up.

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3 thoughts on “Short story abandoned: The Penal Colony (Franz Kafka)

  1. Pingback: Deal Me In – Week 9 Wrap Up | Bibliophilopolis

  2. Too bad this one wasn’t your cup of tea. Sometimes I help myself get through unpleasant stories by reminding myself that they’re “literarily significant” and need to be read, but we all have our limits. Better luck next week!
    -Jay

  3. Eep. I have this story on my Deal Me In list, too! Well, forewarned is forearmed, they say.

    Sorry this one stepped over your boundary line. Better luck next story!

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