How do you rate a book like this? Hmm. Did I enjoy it? Not especially. Am I glad I read it? Quite a bit.
This is one of those works that has become a part of our discourse, and I feel better prepared for the conversation at large now having read it. I'm also glad that I read this for a book club, because discussing it with others felt vital. The more I think about this story the more it feels like a cautionary tale to me. I'm uncertain which I found more disturbing: Gregor's life as an insect, or his life before, as a man.