Fiction

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Cat Person

The New Yorker

Arguably one of the most undersold pieces of the year. I saw it in my newsfeeds at least a dozen times before I finally clicked on it. Don’t be fooled by the bland title and give it a try. I don’t want to spoil too much, but this piece of fiction will make you feel uncomfortable, and probably for different reasons depending on your gender.

Published in Weekly Filet #259 In collection: Unputdownable Stories

Black Mirror: White Christmas

Channel 4 | Charlie Brooker

A future in which people can be blocked in real life just like on social media – that’s just one of the dystopian themes in the latest episode of Black Mirror, the first one in feature length. As with the six that came before, Charlie Brooker does an excellent job in dissecting the present by extrapolating. If you knew Black Mirror, these 75 minutes are just as good as you’d have hoped for. If you’re new to Black Mirror: Welcome to this brilliantly creepy, exceptionally thought-provoking ride.

Haruka Murakami – Samsa in Love

The New Yorker

Franz Kafka had turned Gregor Samsa into a monstrous bug. Haruki Murakami brings him back. «He woke to discover that he had undergone a metamorphosis and become Gregor Samsa» begins his ingenious short story published this week in The New Yorker. It’s a perfect weekend read. Thinking about it, it has been a while since I’ve last recommended a fiction text. The last one was in Weekly Filet #86, called «Going For A Beer». A great read, still.

Published in Weekly Filet #134