The Room - Jonas Karlsson

The Room is an intriguing short story about one central question. Does the room exist or not?


The room itself isn't special, it's just a room like any other. The only weird thing is, Bjorn is the only one who seems to notice it. Also according to the calculations there shouldn't be a room. Is Bjorn crazy or is there more to it?


Bjorn is a very unreliable narrator and has some quite peculiar views. Although the writing was very good, this made me feel glad it was only a short story. I really enjoyed it, but I'm not sure I would have been able to like it for another 200 pages. This length was also perfect for keeping the story interesting enough, as there isn't that much happening. I've never worked in an office, so I didn't feel the same recognition as I've read many people experienced reading this novel.


Still, an interesting short read, and I would definitely read something else by Jonas Karlsson.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!