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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (27)

  • Kindle: 2505 KB
  • Print: 528 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (August 28, 2012)
  • ASIN: B008LVCKH6



After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey.
It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, he has actually played a key role in them. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

Jonas Jonasson is the author of the novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, which has sold more than eight million copies worldwide. He was a journalist for many years, then became a media consultant and later the founder of a sporting events production company for Swedish television. After selling his company, he moved abroad to work on his first novel. Jonasson now lives with his son on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.



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REVIEW:
What a tale!
There were moments throughout where I felt lost in a way. With the story flipping back and forth between then and now, it got a little confusing at times. Still, in the end, it was brilliant and I get it.
This is a story that has to be told the way it is for you to understand who the 100 year old man is, and how he came to climb out of his window. You needed to go back and forth between his life, moments he won't want to forget, and once you read, neither will you. His moments are incredible. That putting it mildly too.
Yup, truly a wonderful story.
Did I like it better than the other book I have read? No, but close.


4/5



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Comments

  1. I've heard good things about this one too. Glad you enjoyed it! That's a big book. I may have to read it during the winter on one of those cold winter evenings. Great review.

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  2. I remember this! Haven't read it though, but it does sound good. Thanks for sharing!

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