Carl Setzer's chronicle continues. He had lived in China for 16 years, he ran a successful business there, but then he tested positive for Covid.
Another gripping and frightening installment. I thought of Kafka, too. And also of this quote from the beginning of episodes of the 60s tv series, The Outer Limits: “We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical.”
I loved the reference to Douglas Adams. Though it’s impossible to laugh at Mr. Seltzer’s story.
This is extremely hard to read. I was wondering why he didn't just call the consulate. Maybe because with the business there he had too much to lose. I haven't read Kafka, but this is the sort of thing I imagine. Why do people do this sort of thing to other people?