August 31, 2016

The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson - Review

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: July 12, 2016
Number of pages: 204
Genre: Fiction

Hilarious, profound, and achingly true-to-life, Jonas Karlsson’s novel explores the true nature of happiness through the eyes of hero you won’t soon forget

A passionate film buff, our hero’s life revolves around his part-time job at a video store, the company of a few precious friends, and a daily routine that more often than not concludes with pizza and movie in his treasured small space in Stockholm. When he receives an astronomical invoice from a random national bureaucratic agency, everything will tumble into madness as he calls the hotline night and day to find out why he is the recipient of the largest bill in the entire country.

What is the price of a cherished memory? How much would you pay for a beautiful summer day? How will our carefree idealist, who is content with so little and has no chance of paying it back, find a way out of this mess? All these questions pull you throughThe Invoice and prove once again that Jonas Karlsson is simply a master of entertaining, intelligent, and life-affirming work.

What I thought of this book:
This was a fun short book to read. In fact you can read it one day. I thought the character in this book is like so many people in real life. Can you imagine getting a large invoice only to find out you are just being billed for living. This book gives you something to really think about as you are reading. A very interesting read. I did not realize at first that this book was written in another language and translated into English. All in all a good book. 

About the author:
Sven Bert Jonas Karlsson is a Swedish actor and author. He won a Guldbagge Award for Best Actor in 2004 for the movie Details. He published his first book, a collection of short stories, in 2007.

1 comment:

  1. I’m glad I have come across your site it seems very helpful indeed.
    Invoice Books