Fiction

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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