“One of my all time favorite writers. I started reading the stories (not the complete stories, but the Modern Library version of Selected Stories, and the first story was, I think, *The Judgement.* When I got to the end I was said, "What the hell?" and was absolutely blown away. So I kept reading until I read everything the man ever wrote (that I could find).
Of course I had read *The Metamorphosis* in high school or maybe even grammar school. Oddly his most popular story really doesn't represent most of his other works.”