Kockroach: A Novel by Tyler Knox

Kockroach: A Novel

byTyler Knox

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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It is the mid-1950s, and Kockroach, perfectly content with his life infesting a fleabag hotel off Times Square, awakens to discover that somehow he's been transformed into, of all things, a human. A tragic turn of events, yes, but cockroaches are awesome coping machines, so Kockroach copes. Step by step, he learns the ways of man—how to walk, how to talk, and how to wear a jaunty brown fedora. Led by his primitive desires and insectile amorality, he navigates through the bizarre human realms of crime, business, politics, and sex. Will he find success or be squashed flat from above? Will he change humanity, or will humanity change him?

Title:Kockroach: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins E-BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061871664

ISBN - 13:9780061871665


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Starts strong, but the second half is a bit of a letdown. There's a really good concept here - a sort of reverse Kafka's Metamorphosis, where a cockroach wakes up one morning as a man. There are other details, mostly appearing in the first half of the book, that work really well. Unfortunately, the second half drags out, and I wasn't a huge fan of the ending.
Date published: 2018-01-16