Finished reading The Metamorphosis, a novella by Czech-born writer Franz Kafka. This is a simple tale that can be interpreted in more ways than one. A young travelling salesman, virtual breadwinner for ageing parents and young sister, wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a cockroach-like insect. How does he live after that? What effect his metamorphosis has on his family?
This is most likely the last book I've read for 2014, making it #42, seven less books than I read last year. My reading plan for 2015 includes a number of classics. At last, I will take up Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.