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.