About the upcoming book ‘The Invoice’ by Jonas Karlsson

Preface: before you discard this book because of my 2 stars, I just want you to know that I’m a loyal reader of Jonas Karlsson’s books. The first book I read from him was The Room. I don’t read satire so much, maybe this genre wasn’t written for me.


Here comes the book!

The Invoice told us about a passionate film buff, works at video store, the company of a few precious friends, and daily routine that involves sunny day, ice cream pizza, and such. When he receives a mysterious invoice letter, written by random bureau authority. It said he must pay about 5 million kronor, which is not a small number for him.

For someone who just started read Karlsson’s books, his books were written very short. Each chapters only contain about 5 pages, no more. I love his diction, the writing is very light. I’m sure any elementary students can finish this book in a short period.

Nope, just no. I get the allegory. But it was all played after 30 pages. The only part of the book that was okay for me was about midway through when our nameless narrator discovering what kind of company that owes him that much of money. At least that provided a bit of story. After that? Our hero digging from his memory and tried to minimize the invoice, and his interaction between the-customer-service-lady on the phone, is mainly told in the story.

Thus begin 2 things, a semi philosophical, satirical examination of what happiness really is. Certainly there’s some humor in this one, I wasn’t impressive. The entire satire was based on such ludicrous of this insane tax, and the protagonist is just so bland and boring(part of the point naturally) that I came close to liking this at this time, and really wanted it to be a solid 3 stars at the very least, but I cannot honestly say that I ever actually liked it, just came sort of close at moments

I’m so sad that this book will be published on my birthday, but after reading this advance copy I rather looking for something else as my birthday gift.

Since this is his first book, I will ‘forgive’ him this time, I will still read more of his books.


Free E books for Bloggers!** No Joke

Uhh I promised that I’m gonna post the books I’ve got from May until this month. But, there is another information that maybe some of have already know about it.

Currently, I’m waiting for my birthday in July 12th, because my favorite author, Jonas Karlsson will released his latest book¬†The Invoice in my country. I have no idea what to do, besides doing my wreck this journal and studying for finals.

While exploring hashtags: #TheInvoice, I see @agent_books (in instagram) SHE HAS THE E BOOK I’M WAITING FOR! SHE GOT IT FOR FREE!!!

There is a website called http://www.booklookbloggers.com/ , the give e books for free**

All you need is register, fill the form. You need to have ‘a few’ followers and subscribers. It can be from twitter or word press or google plus. And remember you must keep your blog active at least a post in a week. They’ll ask for a screenshot of your numbers of followers or wordpress stats!

I know my followers in wordpress aren’t enough:( and my twitter is inactive for a long long time. I will tell you if I’m adequate or not in the next post + the books I’ve got from May to June. See ya!

My Book Ban Report

Hufft, I think it’s have been 1-2 weeks, I haven’t write anything in this blog yet. I’ve been busy for a while, joining giveaways and doing all college activities.

Oh, what about my book ban. I keep myself busy, so I still maintain my book ban, aren’t I?

That’s half true. I still maintain my book ban….. onlinely. I haven’t buy anything in online store, especially books. And offline store? Book ban for offline store is ruined. I become a committee for my grand opening for campus’ bookstore. Of course there were a huge book fair right there. I ended up bought a journal about Flora in Java for 120k (normal price waas 200k). And I won 2 giveaway: a ‘Landline’ book by Rainbow Rowell from a local press and a book about maintaining an online store, the writer gave it to me from a seminar. Haven’t read both yet.

From 3 books, now I have 7 books to be read in my waiting list…

What books are those? I will tell you in the next post, see ya!