Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Even I think that's really old

The Hundred Year Old Man by Jonas Jonasson


It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not… Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun and feel-good book for all ages.

Rate & take


I just loved the ride this book took me on! So many twists and turns and each time I thought, AHA! This book is about to derail from the weight of its own creative story telling, but it never did. Much to my reward for the happy hours spent reading this title. If you are up for something different, something often times madcap, but always with a thread of wisdom behind it, (well most of it anyway) then I urge you to give this one a go. I am so glad I listened to the book buzz on this.

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