The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Today’s book of the indeterminate period of time is The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
A wonderful tale of how Allan Karlsson begins an(other) adventure on his 100th birthday. In a series of flashbacks we learn how our improbable hero’s meetings with most of the major world leaders in the last century have shaped history.
I find the currently popular Swedish detective fiction to be dour and depressing. In contrast, Jonasson proves that it is possible to be Swedish and to be very funny.
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