Jonas Karlsson – The Invoice

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jonas karlsson the invoiceWhat if you would receive an invoice from an unknown organization charging you an insane amount of money? Would you throw it away, contact the customer service desk or start paying without questions? In The Invoice, a novel by Jonas Karlsson, a young Swede with a normal, down-to-earth life, is faced with such an invoice.

The mysterious organization seems to know everything about the employee of a local video shop. Reaching out to the agency is a pain in the ass, but has several payoffs in the end. Will it be true love found with the call center girl, a personal default, or a blank sheet? How carefree can you life be? How far should transparency reach? I will not spoil here.

Karlsson has a true-to-life writing style. You really relate to the main character, and constantly think of what you should do. Entertaining, and a hilarious view on the fragility of happiness.

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.

I received a free review copy from the publisher via Blogging for Books through Netgalley in exchange for my personal, unbiased review upon reading.