THE INVOICE by Jonas Karlsoon

DSC_0014Can you put a price on happiness? Can you put a price on life experiences? In this world everything is possible. Please, don’t give any ideas, we are already paying a price for everything.

He is an ordinary man, with an unremarkable life when he receives an envelope with an invoice for 5.700.000 kronor. He didn’t take it seriously and just forgot about it. But, after a while, he received a new invoice remembering him, that he has a debt for that quantity: 5.700.000 kronor.
We are charged for all. One day, someone, will decide to charge us for the quality of the air that we are breathing, or maybe someone is already charging us to breath a better air during our holidays far away from home.
In this book, that become a reality. All countries decide to charge their citizens for their experiences. Better the experiences, better the general feeling of comfort, biggest the charge is.

Our main character, even being an unremarkable man, has had and will have in the future a good life. He needs to pay for this.

This is an accessible book, a refreshing one. It is not a great book, but it is the kind of book that gives me a break from stress and problems.

downloadJonas Karlsson (b. 1971) writes plays and short fiction. One of Sweden’s most prominent actors, Karlsson has performed on Sweden’s premier stage and in several acclaimed feature films and television series. In 2005, Karlsson made his debut as a playwright, earning rave reviews from audience and critics alike. Spurred by the joy of writing for the stage, Karlsson began writing fiction. With an actor’s ear for the silences that endow dialogue with meaning and a singular ability to register moods and emotions, Jonas Karlsson has blossomed into a one of Scandinavia’s finest literary authors, with two novels and three short story collections published to date.

 

 

 

 

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