The Trial - Franz Kafka

The Trial

By Franz Kafka

  • Release Date: 1925-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 459 Ratings


The Trial (original German title: Der Process, [1] later Der Prozess, Der Proceß and Der Prozeß) is a novel written by Franz Kafka in 1914 and 1915 but not published until 1925. One of Kafka's best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor the reader.


  • A gripping spiral

    By Fairytips
    So many questions, none really answered.
  • Bad translation

    By Desmond Turner
    Great book but this must've been translated by a 6 year old.
  • Disturbing

    By jlwdobro
    Disturbing. A metaphor for real life
  • The definition of Kafkaesque/dystopian

    By micmaca
    A must read for anyone to know the dark Kafkaesque scam side of any identity system devoid of soul and personality like a police, justice system or military institution of discipline. A bit obsolete for the society of social media control replacing it today, but could be extrapolated.
  • Terrible

    By Trill52
    It’s hard to understand how this book was considered one of the greatest of its era..... Opening this book was a daily battle. I’ve read college textbooks better than this. I really can’t overstate how bad this book is. Just a collection of over detail that really doesn’t tie into the story whatsoever. I usually have a high a turn around time on books but this one took me a couple of months because I dreaded reading it. If you’re thinking about reading this book, do yourself a favor and don’t. I’m elated to be done with it.
  • The Trial

    By None9x9
    You’ve got to be kidding me.
  • Poor

    By Loganstutz4
    I did not enjoy this book. It makes little to no sense, and the story line is not interesting. A boring read..
  • The trial

    By Muneesar
    This book just grows on you. Kafka meanders a lot and each chapter is like an episode. But last two chapters are just too powerful.
  • Good

    By truthasdf
  • Down with irony

    By Colmac87
    The first review is either by a "professor" or a millennial hipster, or both.