The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

I always feel an overwhelming sense of inherent bias while reading classics. It comes from a place of self-doubt honestly – How is this book supposed to make me feel? What if I don’t like the popular lines? What if I don’t like the book? Am I the stupid one for not understanding a deeper…

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The beauty of this book stems from something I now relate to Kafka i.e. the nonchalant acceptance of something surreal. The story begins with the transformation of an ordinary man into what most translators agree, is a “monstrous vermin” (Kafka wrote one German). However, the subtle messaging of book goes beyond this radical “metamorphosis”. It…