THE ROOM by Jonas Karlsson

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THE ROOM by Jonas KarlssonThe Room by Jonas Karlsson
Published by Crown Publishing Group, Hogarth on February 17th 2015
Pages: 192
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Satire
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Funny, clever, surreal, and thought-provoking, this Kafkaesque masterpiece introduces the unforgettable Bjorn, an exceptionally meticulous office worker striving to live life on his own terms.

Bjorn is a compulsive, meticulous bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works--a secret room that no one else in his office will acknowledge. When Bjorn is in his room, what his co-workers see is him standing by the wall and staring off into space looking dazed, relaxed, and decidedly creepy. Bjorn's bizarre behavior eventually leads his co-workers to try and have him fired, but Bjorn will turn the tables on them with help from his secret room.

Debut author Jonas Karlsson doesn't leave a word out of place in this brilliant, bizarre, delightful take on how far we will go--in a world ruled by conformity--to live an individual and examined life.

This was a quick, interesting read. The Room is a short story and I could have read this in one sitting. The book gripped me right away with it’s creepy protagonist. Basically this book is about a man named Bjorn. Bjorn really wants to get ahead at work. The beginning of this story […]