The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
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 pary to be precise. The Mayor wil lbe there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not...Escaping (in his slippers)through his... show more
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 pary to be precise. The Mayor wil lbe 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 picar
Publisher: Hesperus Nova
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
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/...
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.
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...
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...
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...