The Invoice: A Novel
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... show more
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 through The Invoice and prove once again that Jonas Karlsson is simply a master of entertaining, intelligent, and life-affirming work.
Publish date: 2016-07-12
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Imagine you're just living your life, day to day. You're in a stable but perhaps not a great job. You're not really social, not in a romantic relationship. You just...exist. And then one day, a notice comes in a mail. It's some sort of bill. For an astronomical amount. What is this? What is it for? ...
Some time ago I read The Room and based on that reading experience I wanted to read The Invoice. Besides, the premise was also very interesting. The nameless main character suddenly gets charged a huge sum of money in Swedish kronor for the happiness he's experienced in his life. Convinced some ...
The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson is short and very quick to read. It is simple. It is simply written. It has a main character reminiscent of Walter Mitty or of Don Tillman. It has a clear message about the little things in life and the meaning they carry. It has an ending that has me going, "Aaawwww......
The Invoice, Jonas Karlsson What is your happiness quotient? Do you think it is better to be happy or unhappy? In the world of this book, one must pay a price for experiencing happiness. It is not a tax; it is simply the cost one must absorb for how one deals with life. The amount is figured out usi...
I just won a copy in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. I entered because it’s outside of my typical reading scope with an interesting premise I thought I could get into. It is an easy read that flows while you’re not paying attention. It’s dry and boring to be honest. I think coming at it with the ...