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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
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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... show more
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.
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9781843913726 (1843913720)
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
Category:
Contemporary
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xndrme
xndrme rated it
5.0 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
This is a piece of a book! I don't remember to have so much fun with a book in a long time :) ... and I've just finished the [b:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|11|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)|Douglas Adams|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327656754s/...
Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it
4.0 Swedish sense of humour
Funny in a strange and unusual way. This book tells a story of a 100 year old man who jumped out his window and disappeared. Such adventures follow as you can hardly believe. The book is different and funny in a strange and unusual way.
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it
1.0 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared; a long-winded unfunny dose of Forrest Gump
So I get that The Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson is meant to be a satire on politics and politicians throughout the 20th century and I get that some people find it hilarious but I thought it was boring, long-winded and not very funny. The premise is brilliant; a guy celebrating his hundredth...
A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind
A History Nut's Romantic State of Mind rated it
2.0 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
I must confess, I don't get the hype. I read this book out of curiosity and before my Kindle. Everyone I knew was talking about it. I read the book and thought.....why?The book follows a old man who was about to turn 100. He escaped the nursing home where he was staying at and decided to go for a wa...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
3.0 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be a toss-up between cute and ridiculous... I like history, and I especially like history in fiction. This book is both, and yet it just got boring after a while. I think Allan was a boring protagonist who just went through life with no emotion at...
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