Does The Room Exist?

The-Room-Karlsson Does The Room Exist?



While reading Jonas Karlsson’s The Room I questioned if The Room existed.   Was it real or not? As I anxiously turned each page I questioned the sanity of the characters in this book, especially the main character Bjorn.

This thought provoking book is a page turner that is well written and is by far an easy read.

Bjorn is a compulsive, meticulous individual who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works. This is a secret room that no one else in his office acknowledges. When Bjorn goes into the room his co-workers see is him standing by the wall and staring in a zone.  After a while his weird behavior eventually lead his co-workers to try and have him fired.

Bjorn’s behavior was a bit frustrating and irritating.  I am not sure if I liked him, but I kept coming back wanting more.  I questioned, Was he suffering from a mental illness?  Did the room really exist?  Were the coworkers being mean to him?  Was he being cocky? Was he the underdog?  Should I be routing for him?

I did not know what to think and I think Jonas Karlsson did an excellent job in this brilliant debut.

By reached the time I reached the end of the book I was definitely wanting more.  It did not matter if I liked Bjorn or not.  I was transfixed on the daily bizarre activities  and thoughts he possessed and the response he was receiving from his peers.

This definitely a must read!

 

Disclosure:Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.

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