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The Room - A Novel

Jonas Karlsson

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

3h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:33