The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
Author: Jonas Jonasson
Pages (File Size): 384 (2.7 MB)
Published: 2012 (first published 2009)
Challenges: Blogger Summer Reading, E-Book, I Love Libraries
Description: After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’ s still in good health, and one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’ t interested (and he’ d like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey.
It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, he has actually played a key role in them. (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: It was an okay book. I picked up the book because I had heard a lot about the book and thought that I might like it. While I did enjoy the book at times, I found that it was a slog from time to time and found myself essentially skimming over what I was reading from time to time. Maybe it was just me, but I found the book to be a bit overhyped and honestly did not see what the fuss was about.
Bottom line: If you are looking for something to read while you are on vacation or on a weekend away, this book is perfect, as it is the sort of book that can probably be read in a few days. Recommended.
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