The hundred-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared / Jonas Jonasson ; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Abacus,
ISBN: 9780349141800 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Hyperion, 2012.
On his 100th birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people's home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure.
Original title: Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann. English
393 pages ; 20 cm
Milebush Book Group A Swedish black comedy novel - Set in Sweden, it follows the picaresque adventures of a 100-year-old man including historical events of his lifetime which extraordinarily he happened to share and influence (according to his own accounts). His carefree outlook on life leads him to an incredible variety of adventures. We found the book very entertaining and amusing but the detail of his involvement became tedious. We really enjoyed the initial ideas and we would 'possibly' recommend it to others. We gave the book a rating of 3 out of 5.
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