The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

By Jonas Jonasson

  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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Description

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . .

Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving a suitcase full of cash, a few thugs, a very friendly hot-dog stand operator, a few deaths, an elephant and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.

The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a charming, warm and funny novel, beautifully woven with history and politics.

Reviews

  • Easy read

    5
    By Lake Ohau
    Book an easy read, very funny and lighthearted,

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