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.
In this (kind of bizarre) novel, the main character, Bjorn, moves to a new company. It immediately becomes clear that there is something odd about this man. He looks down on his coworkers and presumes to give them orders. He even thinks…Read Review
The Room is one of those books that feels like it should be in a school curriculum somewhere. Itâ€™s a bit bizarre and even though the plot is fairly shallow there is still plenty to discuss and analyze.Bjorn has just gotten a job at…Read Review
This book was clever, but I'm not sure that I "get" it. I recommend reading it as it's a solid 3.5 depending on how you like books that don't spoon feed answers to you.As a short story it's fascinating as we learn about a shadow…Read Review
The Room is darkly humorous, nightmarish, and absurd. I couldn't stop reading and finished the book in a day. I loved…Read Review