The author Jonas Karlsson is a Swedish actor, apparently. Generally, I’m drawn to books written by actors. Why? Put simply, nobody knows character quite as well as an actor.
The Room is about a man who lands a job for The Authority, but the job is beneath him and to escape the daily grind he retreats into a room, the problem being nobody else in the office can see it.
I did enjoy this. I felt deeply inside the narrator’s head and his thoughts became my own. I laughed, I was unsettled and it was so simply but well structured, I was in awe. I couldn’t wait to find out how it would all be resolved.
I’d love to read anything else by him.