What an odd short novel. If you have never read this before, it is basically about a guy who wakes up as a giant bug. He can't leave his house or communicate with his family. We read his thoughts and he is very optimistic that his family will help him out. Then we see his family repulsed by him in every possible way. That is really all there is to the story and I found it to be really bizarre. Good to have read, but I am not sure I was in the right frame of mind to deeply analyze its meaning.