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The Trial

The Trial

Author: Franz Kafka
Rating: 8/10
Last Read: January 2016

Quick Summary: A man is put on trial in a secret court and attempts to prove his innocence without knowing what the charges are.  As any of us would, he descends into madness. 

Key Takeaways

It turns out if you read old books, you can see the risks of your current situations quite clearly.  Secret trials?  Special courts?  Unable to fight the battles on your own, especially when you don't have all of the information?  Yeah.  We live in that reality.

I, too, would go mad if I was on trial, didn't know why, and couldn't defend myself.

My Highlights

How are we to avoid those in office becoming deeply corrupt when everything is devoid of meaning? --loc 644

K.'s uncle was always in a hurry, as he suffered from the unfortunate belief that he had a number things to do while he was in the big city and had to settle all of them in one day --loc 1226

The only right thing to do is to learn how to deal with the situation as it is. --loc 1625

How is it even possible for someone to be guilty. We're all human beings here, one like the other." --loc 2853

"That is true," said the priest, "but that is how the guilty speak." --loc 2853

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