Welcome to my creative-writing blog, where I share short stories and poems. When it’s all said and done, I’ll probably become a disillusioned barkeeper somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea. But until then, I hope I may write a true thing or two about our absurd human existence on a piece of rock drifting through space. Currently, I’m in the process of making my first novel Into the Void, which gave this blog its name, ready for publication.
What is the novel Into the Void about?
During a simmering summer, an uprooted young man quits his job in finance and embarks on a labyrinthine journey through Europe and beyond. He visits old friends, meets other restless souls, and gets into tipsy discussions, drunken parties, and drug-fuelled fights. He questions everything from his purpose to his morality to the realness of existence. Along the way, he falls in love with Alice, who adds fuel to the fire of his conflicting desires and rushes him towards the horizon. Can she allow him to get close to her? Will he come to terms with his troubled past and reconcile with an uncertain future?
Into the Void is not only an odyssey through an unsettled Europe in 2017, but also into the psyche of an unnerved generation, born at the purported end of history.
‘Fucking, fighting, and drunk philosophising by superficial millennials.’
— A Cynic
‘The best book Jonas ever wrote and then forced me to read.’
— A Friend
‘For marketing purposes, I’d call it a Great European Novel.’
— Some Guy on the Night Bus
I hope you enjoy some of the words that I have strung together.
(The cover image for this website is by Larm Rmah.)