'The first and last thing I do everyday is see what strangers are saying about me.'
Kitab Balasubramanyam has had a bit of a shit time with things of late and is in a bit of a rut. He's struggling with real life a bit in this modern day and age, and so a lot of his contact and interactions with other people is done online. This makes sense to me. Since I started writing this blog I've checked Facebook five times. I like to know what people are doing. So does your man Kitab. We're one and the same.
Anyway. Kitab hangs out with his brother Aziz in their flat. He also tries really hard to be funny on Twitter and tries less hard to be a writer. He meets up with his Dad for dinner. He's fairly normal, as far as I'm concerned.
Then Aziz fucks off to go and find his doppelganger while Kitab's turns up on his doorstep. Aziz's encounter is blogged so we can keep up with it while we stay with Kitab in London and get irritated at his doppelganger.
Meatspace is very modern and quite clever. If you've been that person who is sucked up by social media then you'll identify. You'll particularly identify if Twitter has done your fucking nut in, and Facebook has made you want to fucking punch everyone, and although you kind of hate it all you can't let it go because you're a bit fucked up and really fucking lonely.
Recommended if you're one of these cool cunts on the internet. It's done an interesting thing.