The Room

The Room

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, 2015
ISBN: 9780804139991
0804139997
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Call Number: eBook

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Urbano
Aug 31, 2015

An updated Scandinavian version of Bartleby the Scrivener that makes the reader wonder: how can we ever really understand the difference between how we see ourselves and how we're seen by others. Very enjoyable novella that made me laugh aloud in a few spots.

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