* FridgeLogic: Borders on WMG due to the nature of the book, but on a second reading once can infer the following; [[spoiler: Kafka's dad? Johnnie Walker. Whether he was born/created as Johnnie and hid it well, or Johnnie took over his body recently is anyone’s guess.]]
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Very popular in Vietnam, to the point that in conversation "Kafka-esque" is more likely to be referring to this book and not Creator/FranzKafka.
* TheWoobie: Nakata and Miss Saeki are the two most obvious examples, but Kafka has moments too.