Back at Christmastime, I mentioned there was a book I was looking forward to checking out — the new offering from Quirk Classics, The Meowmorphosis, which is a take on Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
As with previous Quirk Classics titles like Night Of The Living Trekkies, the publisher has released an amusing trailer for the book, which was co-written by Cook Coleridge. Watch the trailer, directed by Justin Lutsky, here below.
One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.
The phenomenal success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies inspired a massively popular literary-remix movement. Now Quirk Classics once again charts bold new territory, turning the monster-mash-up formula inside out to infuse Franz Kafka’s horrific masterpiece, “The Metamorphosis,” with the fuzziest, snuggliest, most adorable creatures possible: kittens!
Gregor Samsa is a humble young man who supports his unemployed parents and teenage sister by working as a traveling fabric salesman. 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 become 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? And how dare he jump out the bedroom window to wander through Kafka’s literary landscape? Never before has a cat’s tale been so poignant, strange, and horrifyingly funny.