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text 2014-07-13 16:05
#BookadayUK - Day 13
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

This is the first book for this little project that I actually have not yet read.

 

But the title sure makes me want to!

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text 2014-05-26 23:10
Mount TBR - Book 9
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

This was such fun to read; The 100 Year Old Man proves that not all Nordic literature is 'noir'. 

 

Allan Karlsson, who believes that all situations can be improved with vodka, decides he doesn't want to celebrate his 100th birthday in the nursing home, so he climbs out of the window and sets off one hell of a journey. 

 

Along the the way we meet some criminals, Albert Einstein's stupid brother, an elephant and some kind and funny people. And learn a lot about history and Allan's part in some very important world events. 

 

I only wish my history lessons at school had been as funny as this. 

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text 2014-04-30 21:16
10 Must Read Swedish Books
April Witch - Majgull Axelsson
Simon and the Oaks - Marianne Fredriksson,Joan Tate
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
Let the Right One In: A Novel - John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Road. - Harry MARTINSON
Popular Music from Vittula - Laurie Thompson,Mikael Niemi
Astrid and Veronika - Linda Olsson
The Saga of Gösta Berling - Selma Lagerlöf,Paul Norlen,George C. Schoolfield
The Serious Game - Hjalmar Soderberg, Eva Claeson (Translator)
The People of Hemsö - August Strindberg The People of Hemsö - August Strindberg

A nice list put together by the nice people at the official "portal to Sweden" site. I've read about half of these, and it's a nice range from very recent YA through some very (very!) funny humour to classic Swedish literature by a handful of Nobel winners. Sure to be at least something on this list you'll enjoy, so have at it:

 

http://sweden.se/culture/10-swedish-must-read-books/

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text 2014-04-20 07:21
21!
The Shock of the Fall - Nathan Filer
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
Like This, For Ever - S.J. Bolton
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

Happy Easter Everyone! Enjoy the long weekend!

 

A few days ago I turned 21! (That's nothing really special here, I was already allowed to drink etc) I received some very nice books that are now patiently waiting (screaming at me) to be read. If only I could find the time to read them.

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review 2013-11-08 00:00
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson My biggest takeaway from this book is that all white men are capable of murder, especially the harmless-looking ones.
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