Books Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy Paperback, 216 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMetropoleAuthorFerenc Karinthy Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Metropole Three Books... Disaster Strikes! Three Books Where Things Go Awry October 8, 2012 A book without suffering or struggle can only be described as one thing: boring. For Three Books, author Will Wiles writes about his favorite literary misadventures. Do you have a favorite book about everything going wrong? Tell us in the comments. Karinthy's Kafkaesque Classic In Translation At Last October 15, 2008 Budai boards the wrong plane and finds himself trapped in an unknown country. The comparison to Kafka is apt, but Metropole's Hungarian author Ferenc Karinthy reaches more for comedy than torment.