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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
February 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

russllj ,

A funny book about the psychological fits we force ourselves into

It's a common premise — that all of us are a little bit insane. But it's all executed in such a playful manner with attention to beautiful little details, the end result winds up being unique. It's also a short read and can be finished in a couple of hours, coming in at about 183 pages.

AllyGJones ,

The Room

An amazing novella. Loved it.

Bill hum ,

The Room

A very disappointing ending. Made no sense.

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