Review: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

TheInvoiceCover.jpgWhat are your experiences worth? Winning a football game? Falling in love? Reading a book for the first time? In The Invoice, a 39 Year Old man in Stockholm, Sweden receives an invoice telling him precisely how much his experiences are worth. He calls the billing organization day and night in attempts to discover how his bill got to be so high and how he might lower it, all the while not telling anyone outside the government-like organization how much his invoice is for. Understandably, he freaks out a bit when he receives the invoice because his only source of income is his part-time job at the local specialty video rental shop.

While the publisher’s synopsis was very intriguing, I can’t help but be a bit disappointed by this novel. I was quite frustrated by the fact that the point-of-view character’s name is never given, dispite a name drop being teased at more than once. I thoroughly enjoyed the brief spurts of character building, especially for the point-of-view character’s frugal best friend, Roger. Unfortunately, the way the plot was projected onto the storyline has turned this wonderfully unique idea into a story about a man who receives and then disputes an invoice. Overall, I rate The Invoice 2 out of 5 bookworms.

Don’t just take my word for it. Preorder The Invoice by clicking here to receive it when it is published on 12 July 2016 and enjoy it for yourself!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this honest review.

If you had to pay for every experience up to a certain point of your life, would you change anything? Let me know in the comments!

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