Books Franz Kafka Books by Franz Kafka Franz Kafka has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Franz Kafka Critic Juan Vidal says this copy of The Metamorphosis, a gift from his uncle, was a life-changing experience. Juan Vidal hide caption toggle caption Juan Vidal Book News & Features Happy (?) Birthday, Gregor Samsa: 'The Metamorphosis' Turns 100 October 25, 2015 Critic Juan Vidal says Kafka's classic tale of alienation — published 100 years ago this month — helped bring about a metamorphosis in his own life (though rather more positive than Gregor Samsa's). PG-13: Risky Reads Shatter Every Window, Crash Through Every Wall September 10, 2012 As a teenager, author T.C. Boyle's love of all things subversive led him to Franz Kafka. He found the stories "triumphantly perverse," and he's been hooked ever since. Do you have a favorite book with dark themes? Tell us in the comments.