Franz Kafka Mashed-Up in ‘The Meowmorphosis’


By Jason Boog Comment

Mash-up experts Quirk Books will release The Meowmorphosis in May. The book will tackle Franz Kafka‘s classic about a man who wakes up as a giant bug. The hero of the The Metamorphosis mash-up will wake up as “an adorable kitten” instead.

If you want to read the unspoiled original, Project Gutenberg has a free eBook version. Quirk spawned a remixing trend with the bestseller, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Disclosure: Last summer, Quirk Books shared prizes in our World’s Longest Literary Remix contest.

Jacket Copy has an excerpt from the catalog description: “But his life goes strangely wrong in the very first sentence of ‘The Meowmorphosis’, when he wakes up late for work and discovers that he has inexplicably became an adorable kitten. His family must admit that yes, their son is now OMG so cute — but what good is cute when there are bills to pay? How can Gregor be so selfish as to devote his attention to a ball of yarn?”