Author’s note: First and foremost, and due to the overall satirical nature of this article, I want to break character here and send my condolences to the Melnyk family at this time. Rest in peace, Eugene.
(Also, like so many of my articles, I relied heavily on capfriendly to gather the necessary details.)
Unloved by the author himself and never completed, the novels of Franz Kafka have challenged and fascinated readers, critics, and scholars for the better part of a century. Whether due to drug use, internal turmoil, or financial strain, the Beach Boys abandoned the recording of Smile in the late 1960s and since then it has taken on the legacy of popular music’s greatest hypothetical album.