I love to read and Blogging for Books has become one of my favorite websites. If you have a blog of any size you can request a free review copy (print or ebook) of many popular books to enjoy as long as you’re willing to write up an honest review.
I generally review personal finance or business books here at Wealthy Turtle, but today I’m writing about a short novel called The Room.
Written by Jonas Karlsson, The Room is a quirky story about an odd Swedish office worker named Bjorn who has difficulty relating to his coworkers, delusions of grandeur, and some mental instability thrown in for for good measure.
The Room has a “British-ish” sense of humor that some may not get, but others will enjoy the dry delivery of absurd situations and conversations.
Bjorn reminded me of a cross between Dwight Schrute from The Office and Felix Unger from the 1970’s sitcom The Odd Couple. He constantly finds fault in everything his coworkers do and he isn’t particularly shy about telling them.
One day Bjorn stumbles upon a secret room that he comes to regard as his lair. The room revitalizes him and he does all his best work in there.
The twist? No one else can see the room. When he’s in there, his coworkers perceive him as standing in the hallway, staring blankly at a wall.
Is Bjorn crazy? Does the room exist? Is there a conspiracy afoot that only Bjorn is able to see through?
I can’t tell you anymore without ruining it for you, but The Room is a short read that I thoroughly enjoyed. You can find out what happens to Bjorn when you grab a copy of The Room yourself from Amazon.