Thursday, January 29, 2015

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You; The Room; Jonas Karlsson

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today.  What do you think?

The Room; Jonas Karlsson
Hogarth - February - 2015

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.


  1. Not sure about this one for me, but I love this feature you post and look forward to it. Thanks!


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