yes, the thread is too big, some folks did bring up The Metamorphosis by Kafka, and a few others books too!
Its probably a good idea to link back into the thread for various aspects of this.
The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka [forum.culteducation.com
SYMBOLISM In The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka, Gregor wakes up in bed to discover his "transformation" into a cockroach
William S. Burroughs wrote The Naked Lunch, and wrote stuff containing cockroaches, as he worked as a cockroach exterminator. He was also a raging addict, so addicts of the time would probably read those books in recovery.
These books would be required reading for other opiate addicts in recovery, those books would likely all be on the shelf in the old so-called "halfway house" that BK claims in her stories to have been in.
Byron Katie supposed opiate addiction Story [forum.culteducation.com
Also, Byron Katie wrote a (suppressed) booked called Nog's Quest, obvious based on Nog by Rudy Wurlitzer, which occurs in this weird netherworld.
Byron Katie has dozens of Stories she like to tell, and sell.
As a matter of fact, she is in the business of selling her Stories and Storytelling.