‘Cheesus Christ’ by Etgar Keret

Story Title: ‘Cheesus Christ’ by Etgar Keret
Collection/Anthology?: Suddenly a Knock on the Door (Chatto & Windus)
Briefly: A man is murdered in cheeseburger restaurant, Cheesus Christ, prompting others to ponder their own existences.
Afterthoughts: I could have described this brilliantly titled story (some might disagree but I’m a fan of ‘cheesy’ business names :)) in so many different ways, because despite its short length there are many threads to this story. Cleverly, they all converge to form a single story thread, where all affects each other. I’m sure there’s a literary term for this kind of story but I’ll be damned if I know what it is. I’ll just settle then for calling Cheesus Christ a very well engineered story. It’s not exceptional, but it’s very good.

Rating: ★★★½☆

This story was read as part of a review of the Etgar Keret collection, Suddenly a Knock on the Door. If you want to find out more about this collection then I invite you to pop along to my forethoughts post for this title. I also encourage you to make a trip over to the publisher page for this title.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).