Cloud Atlas 04 - Letters from Zedelghem
Another anachronistic story, but I enjoyed it more than the Pacific Journal. Despite its anachronistic tone it reminded me of a season of some reality TV show, like say Big Brother, where all the contestants are not very admirable. While I appreciate that comedy is about laughing at people who, like ourselves, deserve the bad things that happen to them, I wouldn't hang out with these people. This is when I started to wonder if Mitchell (the author) was a bit of a misanthrope, or if he was just trying to tell it like it is. I didn't really come to a conclusion about this, but thinking about it I wondered if telling it like it is is might reveal more about the speaker's local world than the world as such.
I di think there were a couple of NPCs here that I would enjoy playing as GM