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Global Literature Book Review - Week 1

This semester I'm taking Graduate Seminar in Global Literature.  We have a great line up of books and I wanted to share some mini-reviews here.  Here is the list of books I'll be reading:


Week 1 - The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
Week 2 - The Stranger by Albert Camus
Week 3 - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Weeks 4 & 5 - The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
Week 6 - Wide Sargasso Sea
Weeks 7 & 8 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Weeks 9 & 10 Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

I chose Midnight's Children as the book I'm going to focus on for my final project/report.  I'll be finishing that up sooner rather than later.


The MetamorphosisThe Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It was okay, I don't understand what all the fuss is about with this book.  I thought it was disturbing.


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My rating: 2 of 5 stars
It was okay, I liked it, but I think it was probably the writing style that bothered me more than anything.  Maybe it was because of the translation?

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