The Room, by Jonas Karlsson. Very curious about this one -- it's been called surreal, Kafka-esque, and even fiendish. Sounds like it's right down my street. This is the opening passage:
The first time I walked into the room I turned back almost at once. I was actually trying to find the toilet but got the wrong door. A musty smell hit me when I opened the door, but I don't remember thinking much about it. I hadn't actually noticed there was anything at all along this corridor leading to the lifts, apart from the toilets. Oh, I thought. A room.Initial Thoughts:
I opened the door, then shut it. No more than that.
Well, so far, I think I like it. It's definitely got me hooked, and wondering what we'll discover in that room. Also sort of wondering if he ever found those toilets.
Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. As she says, the idea is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you're currently reading, along with any first impressions or thoughts you have about the book, the author, etc. It's a wonderful way of adding new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.