The Room by Jonas Karlsson

The Room by Jonas KarlssonRating: 3 / 5 stars
Format: ebook
Published: 17th February 2015
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Bjorn is a compulsive, exacting 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 coworkers 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 coworkers to try to have him fired, but Bjorn will turn the tables on them with help from his secret room.

This was a very strange story. I literally finished it and went “Wait what?” because it is that weird. At the start you think Bjorn is just a regular guy but as the story goes on we find out that he is rude, narcissistic and just not a nice guy. You can’t help but wonder if he is just mean or if he doesn’t understand what he is doing wrong. Sort of a Sheldon Cooper type character.

I can’t say I liked this book. Parts of it were quite boring but I can’t help but feel that emphasises the boredom that comes from working in an office. Fortunately this book was very short at only 128 pages. Though it does end quite abruptly, it never explains what really happened leaving you wondering if the room is real or not.

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*I received a copy of this book from Hogarth in exchange for an honest review.


8 Responses to “The Room by Jonas Karlsson”

  1. Mary J Howell

    Your review makes me want to read this, which I expect is the point of a good review! I’m really interested that you are associated with The Book Depository. I don’t suppose you know if they happen to pay their taxes? Because if they do I might join up too.

    • bluchickenninja

      Thank you 🙂 But I am in no way associated with Book Depository other than I am signed up to their affiliate program which means if you click through to Book Depository from a link on my blog then buy something I get a 5% commission.

      Sorry for all this but I just want it to be clear I am not associated with them in any way. Book Depository has all sorts of rules that go along with being an affiliate and I don’t want to break any of them.

  2. Dennis the Vizsla

    hello bluechickenninja its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm that sownds a littel diffrent frum another buk dada red wunse wot wuz also kalld the room but that was abowt a woman hoo wuz kept lokd in a shed for yeerz by a kidnapper hmmm maybe this bjorn karakter is the wun wot put her their!!! he sownds like the type to do it!!! ok bye


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