Monday, September 16, 2013

Reader's Diary #1065- Chuck Wendig: This Guy

Last week over at The Eye of Loni's Storm, Loni pointed me in the direction of Chuck Wendig's "This Guy," a story she described as "truly weird."

It's an apt description if ever there was one. It's about a man who kills another man every day. The same man, is the same victim, every day.

Loni said that she kept "trying to figure out what the narrator's 'deal' was." As did I. I love how our brains do this. When we're presented with something that doesn't make sense, we try to make sense anyway. When we're presented with weird, we try to unweird it.

And it's delightfully evil that Wendig doesn't do it for us.

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1 comment:

Loni said...

Glad you liked the story. I'm thinking of picking up Wendig's Mockingbird based on it.

I'm still trying to make sense of "This Guy".