The word snarky is leaping to mind every time I open just the whatever page has irritated me the last time about this book, by James Hayes. . I KNOW we have myths about Kafka, hey, right, about lots of our literary heros and heroines, and debunking is a delight almost always. But this truly takes the cookie. Every page gets to you with "now our hero" as he strikes some other detestable note. I think perhaps I should stop here. If you want snarky, feel like a romp of gossip, true enough, I suppose, this is your book. I'll finish it, like finishing everything on your plate: can you let me know if snarky is the right word for this unrelievedly sarcastic style?