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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

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.@goodreads




This book is cray! And a little scary when I actually think about it!

So this nameless dude works part time in a video store. He has an average life. He doesn't do too much. He has a sister and his parents are deceased. He has a friend.

And then one day he gets an invoice in the mail saying he owes 5,700,000 kronor. Now I'm not going to tell you what this money is for but it's crazy train and I'm sure glad it's not real. Lol

He thinks this is a joke at first but then he decides to call the number to the company, W.R.D. The hold time is 2 hours and then it goes up instead of down! So he hangs up and tries again. FINALLY, he gets through to Maud and she tries to explain everything to him. She stumped me and him both. She gives him her personal call through number so he can call back and not wait a long time. He needs some time to think about all of this. He tells her he doesn't have that kind of money, uh, he does work part-time in a video store. Hello?


The next thing you know (nameless) and Maud are talking on the phone all of the time. It was kind of sweet, but then he has to go in and talk to some peeps in the company because things are just weird. They are like, "oh yeah, there is a mistake, you owe more." Um, no!

So he's talking to Maud again about all of this and then he happens to mention something and she's looking into his stuff and he has to go back into the company. OMG! Then they give him a higher number! I won't even tell you that number because it's a stroke out number. You can check it out at the library and find out.

I do have to agree with him about the number going up all of the time and some people around him have lower numbers.

Anyway, this was a bizarre little book that was kind of cool, but not, if that makes sense! And don't open any random invoices in the mail!

*I would like to thank Blogging For Books for a print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*





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