Books for Breakfast #63

Book Reviews

This time I read:
The Room by Jonas Karlsson

This book I read in a day, seriously, it’s so short and it’s so interesting that you just keep going until BAM it’s over. At first, I thought this would be almost House of Leaves-like, with a room that just suddenly appears in an office building, but low and behold, it wasn’t quite like that at all. Although I loved House of Leaves, I’m glad that this wasn’t the same situation at all.

So, let’s get on with the review here. This book follows a strange man who works for a place called the Authority. It seems like no one in the office really likes him all too much and he doesn’t really care if they like him either. He has a type A personality it seems and is also rather anti social. He hates small talk and only follows a strict work schedule for himself. One day while working he notices a door that is between the bathroom and the trash bins. He enters the room and finds a perfect office space that looks like it was created for him.

Things start to get weird, his coworkers avoid him even more and even start to complain about him. He goes into the room more and more often, since it is the only place that he can really relax during the work day and ignore all the people, who to him seem to be slacking off, around him. Everyone tells him the room isn’t there, but he is certain that everyone is bullying him, since the door is right there and he gets things done in the room, including talking to people.

I don’t really want to spoil anything but, man oh man, for such a short book, it’s really a trip! I enjoyed the wild ride and it was SUCH a fast read! You don’t really know if you should like the main character or if he is just so wacky. Personally, I feel like I would have avoided him if I worked in that office with him, but that’s just me.

Next on my list is: Ella Minnow Pea & The Never List


I received a copy of this book for free from Blogging for Books to review, all opinions are my own.


By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • This one sounds so interesting! I love magical realism-ish books. Seriously the minute I get out of school for the summer, I'm going to be going through your books for breakfast posts and choosing my summer reading list!

  • That sounds really interesting. I may have to add that to my "to read" list!

  • Wow, this book sounds so interesting! A mysterious room?! Count me in! Adding it to my to-read list!

  • That seems like a very interesting book….


    i'm here from sara's blog! loved your review and your interview on her blog!

  • Ohhh I like books as these, with a little mystery that doesn't let you stop reading! thanks for the review 🙂

  • thedailymiacis

    Books like that one are so good! On my list in the book depository 😛

  • YES!!! YAY!!! ALL THE YAYS!!!!

  • Awesome! I'm glad that I'll be able to help out in your summer reading list! There are so many good books out there to read!!

  • It was intriguing, I've always been interested in psychological books

  • I know! It's one of those things that always gets me, someone finding a mysterious room! So awesome!

  • Thank you so much! I'm glad you stopped over to visit! 🙂

  • It was very intriguing, very psychological as well, it keeps you guessing for a while

  • I love these kinds of books, they are always so gripping!

  • Agreed! 🙂

  • It was SO interesting!!!